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Kenya and Somalia Forge Stronger Ties Through Bilateral Talks and Economic Collaboration


Kenya and Somalia share a longstanding relationship deeply rooted in mutual benefits. This bond was reaffirmed on May 7th, 2023, as Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua warmly welcomed H.E. Hamza Abdi Barre, the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, at the Official Residence in Karen, Nairobi.

During their bilateral discussions, held at the Official Residence in Karen, both leaders focused on strengthening trade ties between the two nations. This meeting marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to foster economic cooperation and collaboration between Kenya and Somalia.

The significance of this official visit is underscored by the recent signing of the 3rd Session of the Kenya-Somalia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), highlighting the commitment of both countries to deepen their partnership across various sectors.

Already engaged in diverse areas of the economy, Kenya and Somalia have witnessed notable progress. Kenya’s export of miraa (khat) to Somalia, resumed on July 24, 2022, after a hiatus, exemplifies the economic synergy between the two nations. Additionally, Kenya’s offer to train 200 nurses from Somalia reflects its commitment to supporting human resource development in the region. Moreover, Kenya’s dedication to the African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) mandate underscores its proactive role in contributing to Somalia’s peace process and security sector development, aligning with the goals outlined in the Somali Security Sector Development Plan (SSDP).

This visit not only strengthens the bond between Kenya and Somalia but also signifies a shared commitment to advancing mutual prosperity, peace, and stability in the region.



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