President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said the government and people of Somalia will not give up an inch of its territory.
Sheikh Mohamud comments come as hearing of Indian Ocean maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia is set in International Court of Justice in Hague later on Monday.
The President said he is very confident that Somalia will win the case since the disputed territory belongs to people of Somalia without question.
“The area under dispute between us and our neighbours belongs to Somalia and we will not give up one meter,” he said.
He said efforts by the two neighbouring states to end the dispute in out of court settlement did not bear fruit and thus submitted to the court.
“There is no diplomatic raw between Kenya and Somalia and we will defend our territorial integrity,” said the President.