Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh says Farmajo government has not addressed the issue of maritime disputes

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Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has voiced the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to delay the maritime case between Somalia and Kenya. The court announced yesterday that the case has been adjourned until March 2021. Hassan, who held a press conference in Mogadishu, has opposed this, and that the government needs to provide evidence that the public opposed the court’s decision.

Hassan Sheikh, who governed Somalia between 2012-2017, and knows a lot about the legal system of government, said at a press conference that the two countries must agree on any decision to delay the ICJ’s case, discuss the court’s authority to adjourn the case. “Only when the two countries can reach an agreement on the maritime case can be deferred.

Kenya’s appeal was accepted three times it is not correct, if our government refuses to postpone the case to the public, it should  be. briefing, “said Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. he believes the current government is willing to postpone the case so the court has decided.

The Hassan Sheikh said the government has taken steps to eliminate Somali international lawyers, including Muna Sharma, but has yet to reveal who they have replaced. Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled was reported to the public on the postponement, saying that the government has always been prepared to hear the case before the court’s orders However,

Hassan Sheikh thinks the government wants to persuade the public because it has no legal authority to postpone the case without the consent of the two countries. Hassan Sheikh believes the current government has not addressed the issue of maritime disputes in Kenya.

Finally, the deadline for the hearing to be held on 15-19 March 2021 maritime disputes Somalia-Kenya.