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Kenya, Somalia seal deal to reopen their Borders after over 12 years of closure

by CKG Editor

Kenya and Somalia agreed to reopen the border in phases, within the next 90 days after over 12 years of closure.

Somali interior Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali and his Kenyan counterpart Kithure Kindiki have held talks over the relationship between two countries and trade relations.

Following hours long talks, Kenyan interior minister said that the Mandera-Belet Hawo border point will be the first to be opened in the next 30 days.

This particular border point provides entry from the Kenyan side at Mandera County.

“In the second phase which is 60 days from now, we should be able to open the second border in Liboi-Harhar/Dhobley. This will provide entry from Gariisa county,” he said.

The third border point to be opened will be Kiunga/Ras Kamboni in Lamu.

Kindiki affirmed that the government of Kenya will continue to engage with the Federal Government of Somalia to develop and implement joint approaches and strategies cutting across social economic and insecurity issues.

On his part, Ali said the Federal Government is committed to promoting and strengthening corporation with its neighbors to improve security.

The two also resolved to strengthen cross-border communication and information-sharing exchange between the two countries.

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