Somaliland Looks To Strengthen Ties With Kenya
Kenya and Somaliland are exploring ways of working together in the education and agricultural sectors to build their economies.
The foreign ministers of the two countries at the same time have opened discussions on strengthening diplomatic ties with Kenya keen to open up a liaison office in Somaliland capital Hergeisa.
Kenyan foreign minister Monica Juma and her Somaliland counterpart Dr Saad Shire met in Nairobi on October 24 at a function by the United Nations to fete world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge who was named the UN Personality of the Year 2018.
During their brief discussion, Dr Saad invited Kenyan investors to explore the opportunities available in Somaliland by investing in different sectors the country.
“We have so many openings for Kenyan investors. We also need to look into how we can work with Kenya in the area of education. We already have Kenyans teaching in our primary and secondary schools and in our universities,” observed the Somaliland minister.
He added: “We are happy to have an embassy operational in Nairobi with a very active envoy who is keen to strengthen ties between the two countries and we are inviting Kenya to set up an embassy in Somaliland.