Kenya to reopen its embassy in Somalia
Kenya announced it will reopen its embassy in Somalia “as soon as possible”, on Monday
responding to Somalia’s call and requested Somalia do reciprocate by returning its ambassador to Kenya.
In a statement issued on Wednesday Somalia’s foreign ministry of foreign affairs requested Somalia do reciprocate by returning its ambassador to Kenya.
“The Kenyan government will proceed to reopen its embassy in Mogadishu as soon as possible,” the ministry said in a statement.
The move came after Somalia said Kenya can reopen its embassy in Mogadishu and have diplomats resume duty last
Nairobi resumed flights to and from Somalia after a nearly one-month ban.
Nairobi and Mogadishu severed diplomatic relations after President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the President of Somaliland Muse Bihi.
The two East African neighbours, who share a 700-kilometre border also argue over the delineation of their maritime border in the Indian Ocean, an issue to be decided by the International Court of Justice, the UN’s main judicial body.