Uhuru Kenyatta calls for ‘amicable resolution’ of maritime case with Somalia

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MOMBASA (HOL) – Kenya has called for an ‘amicable resolution’ of the maritime dispute despite Somalia’s insistence on the ICJ path.

A statement from the Kenyan presidency following a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somali PM Mohamed Roble noted that the Kenyan leader revisited the maritime matter calling for a resolution by the two countries.

“He Kenyatta) welcomed the restoration of the Kenya-Somalia diplomatic ties, and called for an amicable resolution of the maritime border dispute,” the statement read in part.

The Somali delegation has, however, not yet issued a statement on the meeting.

Before departing for Nairobi Tuesday morning with the PM, Foreign Affairs Minister Abdirizak Mohamed reiterated Somalia’s position noting the maritime issue would not be discussed during the meeting with Kenyatta.

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