Somalia’s Cabinet Greenlights Landmark Defense Partnership with Kenya

The Somali cabinet has given the green light to a defense agreement with Kenya, marking a significant step in security efforts. The two countries recently signed the pact to strengthen their relationship, with Somalia calling it a ‘historic’ move. Kenya has long been a key partner in Somalia’s stabilization efforts, with the two countries working closely together. Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre’s office prioritized the defense agreement during a transitional period for Somalia. The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) is gradually withdrawing its troops from the country. The defense deal was signed by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Musalia Mudavadi and his Somali counterpart Ahmed Fiqi in Nairobi. Kenya plays a crucial role in security and development in Somalia. This agreement is just one of many that Somalia has recently made with various nations. The Cabinet also approved several other bills and regulations, including those relating to education and the environment. The Kenya Defence Forces have been actively involved in fighting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. Their efforts have helped to stabilize Jubaland state and regain control of important towns. This development shows the ongoing partnership between Kenya and Somalia in combating security threats.

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