Somali government expresses optimism that it will win the maritime case

Credit to Twitter/Somalia’s officials in International Court of Justice.

The Somali government today expressed great hope that it will win the maritime case, which is due to be officially announced by the ICJ this afternoon, as planned.

Somalia’s Attorney General Suleiman Mohamed Mohamoud, who is part of a Somali government delegation to The Hague, said he hoped the Somali government would succeed in reclaiming its disputed maritime rights.

”Twelve years ago today, 67 years ago, the Somali flag was hoisted. Also today, October 12th, we are proud to secure our maritime rights. Lasting victory and independence for the Somali community,” the prosecutor said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

No Kenyan delegation is in court, which means Kenya is reaffirming its decision to challenge the ruling.

A statement from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said the decision would not be made until today.