Published On: Thu, Dec 17th, 2020

Kenya to Open Consulate in Hargesia Somaliland

Kenya will open a consulate in the breakaway region of Somaliland that’s lobbying for international recognition, escalating tensions with the government of neighboring Somalia.

The office will open in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa by end of March, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somaliland counterpart Muse Bihi Abdi said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The breakaway region will upgrade its liaison office in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the same time

Somalia cut diplomatic ties with Kenya on Tuesday, the day after Kenyatta announced he was holding talks with Abdi. The rift in relations comes as Kenya and Somalia prepare to square-off at an international tribunal in March over a maritime-border dispute

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