African Union issues statement on Kenya-Somalia crisis

Chairman of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat of government officials attending the opening of the IGAD leaders discussed the strong tensions between Somalia and Kenya.

He said there was an urgent need to resolve the diplomatic crisis between the two countries, and expressed concern over the crisis that had led the Somali government to cut ties with the Nairobi government.

Mahamat has asked both sides to open a dialogue to address issues looga, after the two presidents met today in Djibouti, which has worked Djibouti and Ethiopia.

“The recent tension between Kenya and Somalia, two neighboring countries that have led to the severance of diplomatic ties, is a major concern for the African Union. “Therefore, I would like to ask the two countries to open talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations and to ask the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that these two countries encourage it,” he said.

He also called on IGAD leaders to take part in resolving the crisis between Kenya and Somalia, which has reached a new high since the federal government cut diplomatic ties after accusing Kenya of meddling. keep the internal affairs of the country.

The president has been meeting together and present President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh and Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy Ethiopia, trying to resolve the crisis in the conflict.

Today’s meeting between the leaders of Somalia and Kenya is a prelude to a general meeting of all IGAD heads of state today.

The federal government recently filed a lawsuit against Kenya with IGAD, making the agenda of the summit part of the crisis between Kenya and Somalia.