Kenya, Somalia pledge to finish violent extremism

PARTNERSHIP: Somali President Hassan Mohamud and President William Ruto throughout bilateral talks within the US. Picture: HANDOUT

Kenya and Somalia are dedicated to ending violent extremism, Protection Minister Aden Duale mentioned.

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Duale mentioned the 2 nations will cooperate in areas of commerce and funding as they promote peace and safety.

The CS mentioned the commitments have been made by President William Ruto and his Somalia counterpart Hassan Mohamud throughout bilateral talks within the US.

The 2 are attending a three-day US-Africa summit in Washington DC.

Delegates from 49 African nations, in addition to the African Union, have been invited to the summit within the US capital, a follow-up to the primary such gathering eight years in the past beneath President Barack Obama

Duale mentioned Kenya, other than defending its borders towards exterior aggression, has been instrumental in selling peace within the Horn of Africa.

“Below totally different packages, to totally different locations and at totally different occasions, we’ve despatched our service troops on peacekeeping missions which have confirmed to achieve success. One such place that attributes its peace and stability to the Kenyan Protection Forces is Somalia, he mentioned.

Kenya-Somalia ties fell to an all-time low in November 2020.

Somalia severed diplomatic relations and accused Kenya of meddling within the nation’s inner affairs.

On the time, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had hosted the political management from Northern Somalia, a breakaway state that Somalia’s central authorities doesn’t acknowledge.

Somalia expelled Kenya’s envoy to Mogadishu and recalled his nation’s ambassador. Kenya has denied involvement and accused Somalia of utilizing the nation as a scapegoat to attain political factors at house.

Kenya has taken in a whole lot of 1000’s of refugees because the fall of Somalia’s dictator Siad Barre in 1991.

The 2 nations are additionally engaged in a long-running maritime territorial feud over the Indian Ocean, which is believed to carry precious oil and gasoline reserves.

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