After Eritrea, the Somali president goes to Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is decided to streamline relations with nations the earlier administration can have fallen out with, in what seems to be his strategic overseas coverage, which might see the Horn of Africa nation preach reconciliation.

After profitable the May elections, Hassan Sheikh traveled to the United Arab Emirates [UAE] which has all the time been in hassle with the administration of Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the place he cemented bilateral ties with the Middle Eastern nation. The United Arab Emirates helps humanitarian missions in Somalia.

Later, the President visited Turkey, one among the nation’s improvement and safety companions. Turkey has educated Gorgor’s elite troopers and Haramacad’s police who’re important within the struggle in opposition to Al-Shabaab. The nation has additionally supported improvement actions within the nation.

Just a few days in the past, Hassan Sheikh was in Eritrea, a rustic implicated within the genocide within the Tigray area, the place he signed numerous agreements together with his host Isaias Afwerki. The president returned to Somalia on Tuesday.

Several sources have hinted to Axadlethat President Hassan Sheikh will journey to Nairobi on Thursday, the place he’s scheduled for a two-day official go to. The president is as a consequence of meet his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Upon his inauguration in June, Uhuru was one among the few heads of state and authorities to grace the event in Mogadishu, the place he known as for the resumption of relations. Thanks to Farmajo’s administration, Somalia was nonetheless at loggerheads with Kenya.

For instance, the 2 nations needed to struggle within the International Court of Justice over a disputed maritime boundary alongside the Indian Ocean whose determination favored Somalia. Furthermore, Mogadishu has accused Nairobi of interfering in its inner politics, notably in Jubaland.

In return, with Kenya typically closing its airspace to Somali planes, the Horn of Africa nation imposed a ban on khat in Kenya, leading to losses for farmers. When Uhuru visited Somalia in June, Hassan Sheikh lifted the ban, additional normalizing the connection

Security alongside the porous Kenya-Somalia border also needs to function when Hassan Sheikh arrives. Al-Shabaab militants have typically crossed from Somalia to Kenya the place they’ve launched sporadic small to massive scale assaults within the nation.


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