HARGEISA – Somaliland’s Foreign Minister held bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart on the sidelines of a UN function in Nairobi earlier this week.
Somaliland FM Saad Ali Shire and Kenyan Foreign Secretary Monica Juma briefly discussed political ties between the two countries and enhancing cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and education.
Secretary Juma told the Daily Nation that Kenya remains a strong friend to Somaliland and was watching keenly the progress of the country.
According to the Daily Nation, Over 15,000 Kenyans are living and working in Somaliland in the hospitality and education sectors.
FM Shire also met with the Majority Leader of Kenya’s National Assembly, Hon. Aden Duale on October 25th.
Duale said on his Facebook page that both sides “Discussed how to increase business growth between Kenya and Somaliland, movement of people and support Kenyan companies doing business in Somaliland.”
Shire and Duale also discussed possible cooperation between the country’s legislative assemblies.
FM Shire also inaugurated the largest foreign Somaliland mission in Nairobi on Saturday. The event was attended by local officials and representatives from the International Community.
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