Kenya, Somali to work together in fight against terrorism


President Kenyatta today hosted the Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire at State House, who delivered a message of goodwill & condolence from President following the Riverside Drive terrorist attack.

Kenyatta said that the  two countries will continue to work together in the fight against terrorism.

President Kenyatta also said that he is happy that Somalia is on a positive trajectory – economically, socially, and in its relations with global partners.

He also mentioned that it counts as proof that  Kenya’s efforts to restore peace in the country are bearing fruits.

The head of state also said that Kenya remains steadfast in supporting the reconstruction of Somalia.

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire thanked Kenya for being Somalia’s number one strategic partner in the ongoing transformation of the Horn of Africa country.

Prime Minister Khaire said the strong partnership between the two countries is good for the stability and progress of the East African region.

The PM said his country appreciates the key role played by Kenya in the stabilization and reconstruction of their nation. He commended President Kenyatta, saying he is a true champion of Somalia’s transformation.

“Your Excellency, you are our champion in the transformation of Somalia and we request you to continue leading in the efforts of reconstructing our nation,” said PM Khaire.

The Prime Minister assured President Kenyatta that Somalia stands in solidarity with Kenya in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

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