Kenyan foreign minister will visit Mogadishu to discuss Farmajo’s maritime case-report

Credit: Twitter Kenyan foreign minister Raychelle Omamo.

Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Raychelle Omamo is set to pay an official visit to Mogadishu on Sunday, credible sources confirmed to Somali Times.

Raychelle Omamo is expected to hold talks on bilateral relations with outgoing Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, which will focus on diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Sources in Villa Somalia, confirmed Raychelle Omamo will arrive on 8th August 2021. The meeting will be including the movement of people between the two countries, trade relations, and strengthening diplomatic relations recently restored.

Kenya in particular is trying to persuade the Somali government to re-authorize the import of drug khat, which has been on hold for some time.

According to our sources, the meeting has to do with maritime issues, and mediation is said to be an attempt by the African Union to mediate between the two countries, according to some outlet media reports.

Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud recently said the Somali government has refused to mediate in the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya.

“The border issue between Kenya and Somalia is based on the maritime issue. Most cases are pending in court, it is not open to the African Union or anyone else, and Somalia will not accept it, and within this year we are awaiting a formal response from the court,” he said Minister Mohamed Abdirizaq.

The Somali government’s position remains the same, and nothing has changed.