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 Somalia’s main donors discuss the country’s future.
Mr Namwamba used the two-day event to clarify Kenya will continue to take part in Somalia’s rebuilding, in spite of other challenges.
“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,” he said referring to Somalia’s first Transitional President who died in 2012.
“Somalia ties are steeped in a history of shared destiny. We owe it to our people to keep the ties alive.”