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Kenya to help rebuild Somalia despite border row

Chief Administration Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ababu Namwamba (right) and Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad on the sidelines of the Somali Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on September 1, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Kenya says it is still ‘committed’ to help rebuild Somalia, in the face of an ongoing bilateral row over the maritime boundary.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba travelled to Mogadishu on Tuesday to attend the Somalia Partnership Forum, where SomaliaÔÇÖs main donors discuss the countryÔÇÖs future.

Mr Namwamba used the two-day event to clarify Kenya will continue to take part in SomaliaÔÇÖs rebuilding, in spite of other challenges.

SHARED DESTINY

ÔÇ£Kenya has always supported reconstruction of Somalia, with the 1st Transitional Government of Abdullahi Yusuf (Ahmed) made and hosted in Nairobi in 2004. The commitment remains,ÔÇØ he said referring to SomaliaÔÇÖs first Transitional President who died in 2012.

ÔÇ£Somalia ties are steeped in a history of shared destiny. We owe it to our people to keep the ties alive.ÔÇØ

Source: Daily Nation

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