Browsing: Qatar mediates Kenya-Somalia diplomatic relations

Just days after Somalia announced that her diplomatic relations with Kenya had resumed, the bad blood between the two neighbors seem not to be ending any time soon.

Somalia had restored diplomatic relations with Kenya on Thursday after five months following mediation by Qatar led by Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani.

Somalia’s Ministry of Information said they were resuming the relations “in keeping with the interests of good neighbourliness”.

Acknowledging the development, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs ministry said it looks forward to further normalisation of relations by the Somali authorities.

However, Kenya on Monday suspended flights from Somalia in the latest show that relations between the two sides have not thawed as announced.

A Notice to Airmen (Notam) on Monday indicated that flights departing for or arriving from Somalia will not be allowed for three months from May 11 to August 9 this year. Only humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuation flights …