Somali Prime Minister praises bilateral agreements with Kenya

Source: Hiiraan, Tuesday May 7, 2024

Nairobi (HOL) – Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre commended the bilateral agreements on political consultations, education, and defence between Somalia and Kenya, which the two countries signed in Nairobi on Monday night.

Speaking at a bilateral meeting between Somalia and Kenya in Nairobi on Tuesday, he highlighted the historical and fraternal relationship between the two countries, regional cooperation for stability and development, and Somalia’s commitment to playing an active role in East African connectivity.

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi who is also the cabinet secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs said that the three bilateral instruments aim to further solidify bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.

Prime Minister Barre and the Vice President led the delegation from Somalia, while Kenya attended the Kenya-Somalia Joint Commission for Cooperation meeting concluded in Nairobi on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the bilateral talks provide a good basis for strengthening the relationship between the two countries, expressing hope for the progress of the talks and the agreements to be reached.

Barre pointed out the negative effects of climate change affecting both countries, stressing the importance of climate cooperation and environmental protection.