Kenya and Somalia agree on close business and development cooperation

The Governments of Kenya and Somalia have agreed to strengthen their economic and development cooperation.

A joint communique issued by Parliamentary defense and foreign relations committee of Kenya and Somalia after meeting in Mogadishu has also agreed to cooperate on the areas of transport, security, governance and judicial reforms.

Visiting Kenyan delegation has promised to work on direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi instead of transit to Wajir and respect to Somali officials and citizens while in Kenya.

Kenyan parliament also recommended appropriation of funds to help rebuild Somalia in the areas of governance, civil services, judiciary and electoral reforms.

Kenya will also undertake diplomatic support for Somalia in the region to encourage international partners and financial institutions to establish their presence and hold regional and international meetings in Somalia.