Kenya to open embassy in Somalia

Mareeg.com-KENYA will open an embassy in Somalia before June to enhance robust relationship that has existed between the two countries,Deputy President William Ruto said during a meeting with the newly appointed Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Weli Sheikh Ahmed at his office.

Ruto said the long historic relationship between the two countries both ‘in good and bad times’ has helped create stability that Somalia is enjoying and an embassy will go a long way in enhancing people to people and government to government relationships. “Kenya will continue to play her role as a neighbour and ensure that Somalia is stable and secured,” Ruto said adding that Kenya will continue to fight terrorist and al-shabaab without explanations, justifications or apologies.

Ruto said Kenya will play an active role in ensuring that Somalia’s constitution is reviewed in order for democratic and successful elections to be held in 2016. Prime Minister Ahmed lauded the efforts that the government of Kenya had put to enhance stability in Somalia. “Kenya has played a key role in Somalia and this strong relationship will be strengthened further. We are fully committed in creating more secured environment in order to attract investors,”he said.

PM Ahmed added that the Somalia government is committed to wipe out terror elements to and establish strong institutions like courts,schools and other amenities. “We will ensure that this terror elements even though fighting conventional wars is difficult but we see a brighter Somalia without these elements in 2014 and we know that we will win,” Ahmed added. source Kenya news agency

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