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Somalia, Kenya ink deals on khat, aviation as relations warm

The July 15, 2022 agreement signifies that diplomatic relations are strengthening between the two Eastern African countries.

Fish imports from Somalia and Miraa exports from Kenya are expected to start again “with immediate effect,” according to a joint declaration issued by Kenyan and Somali officials.

The two nations have “decided to facilitate, diversify, and develop economic and trade cooperation and ordered the speedy market access of fish products and fish from Somalia to Kenya and vice visor, the resumption of trade in khat (miraa) between Kenya and Somalia will begin immediately, this is to take effect immediately.”

However, their relationship has been tumultuous due to a disagreement over the rights of prospective offshore gas and oil deposits, some of which are located off their disputed maritime border and belong to the United Nations.…

A map showing the disputed maritime border Kenya and Somalia. The Oil wealth could be pitting Somalia and Kenya against each other

While Kenya’s foreign affairs minister, Monica Juma, said she wasn’t aware of the incident, President Farmaajo on Friday avoided Nairobi for a connection flight to South Africa for Cyril Ramaphosa’s swearing-in ceremony.…