Kenya has proposed an agreement for Ethiopia to have a commercial port and naval base in Somalia waters

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The Kenyan government has proposed a maritime agreement to calm the tension between Ethiopia and Somalia, as a result of Ethiopia’s agreement with Hargeisa administration to establish a port and military base in Somali waters.

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According to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Korir Sing’oei, the agreement proposed by Kenya in consultation with Djibouti and the regional organization IGAD, indicates how landlocked Ethiopia would find a commercial port in the region.

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“IGAD could be able to establish an agreement to share marine resources. If the Nairobi solution is accepted, it will give Ethiopia access to maritime resources to conduct its maritime trade activities without hindrance, while also respecting the territorial integrity of Somalia,” said Korir Sing’oei.

This news from Kenya came when the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, met with his Kenyan counterpart, William Ruto, in Nairobi, Kenya.