Kenya plans to reopen its Mogadishu Embassy
Mareeg.com-Kenya intends to reopen its embassy in Mogadishu, the capital of Mogadishu.
In a press conference in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, Mohammed Abdi Afey, Kenya’s special envoy to the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) special envoy to Somalia, who originally from Somali-Kenyans said that Kenya is willing to relaunch officially its embassy in he horn of African nation soon.
“We know it is a risky affair to establish a mission in Mogadishu but Kenya`s presence will help the current government.” Mr Afey said.
“Kenya is planning to resume its embassy operations after the two decades of civil wars in the neighboring country.” he added.
Mr Afey, who only last week returned from a visit to Mogadishu reiterated the importance of holding Kenya diplomatic mission in Somalia as the country prepares to hold its first democratic elections in 2016 for more than 40 years.
Kenya has sent its troop to Somalia in 2011 to pursue al Shabab fighters in Somalia. Kenya forces later joined into AMISOM mission to help the western backed government of Somalia in Mogadishu.
Kenya Members of Parliament visited Somalia capital, last week meeting president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Jeylani Nur Ikar and senior Somalia government officials.
The Parliamentarian’s visit to Mogadishu was described as a new sign to upgrade the already weak ties between the two neighboring nations.