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At the invitation of H.E. President Mwai Kibaki, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President
of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a one day visit to Kenya on Friday, 21stDecember, 2012.
The two Heads of State held wide ranging
consultations on various issues of bilateral and regional interest and at the
end of the meeting concluded as follows:
1.Welcomed the recent
political developments in Somalia which culminated in the installation of a new
Parliament and Government and congratulated the people of Somalia for this historic
2.Acknowledged that Kenya and
Somalia shared a common destiny and hence the importance of enhancing and
deepening bilateral ties between the two countries for the mutual benefit of
the two peoples.
3.Emphasized the need for
regular bilateral consultations on various issues of mutual concern and
4.Stressed the need to
revitalize the Joint Commission for Co-operation (JCC) signed between the two
countries in September, 2005 as the key framework upon which bilateral
engagements between the two countries will be based on.In this regard, they mandated their
respective Foreign Ministers to commence immediately the preparatory work which
will culminate in the re-launch of the JCC.
5.Underscored the need to
co-ordinate and co-operate both at the bilateral, regional and international
levels efforts geared towards consolidation of peace and security in Somalia as
well as reconstruction of the country and building of new institutions of
situation of Somali refugees who live in crowded conditions in camps in North
Eastern Kenya and pledged to work together and with the international community
to come up with modalities for their orderly return to Somalia to rebuild their
lives and participate in the development of their motherland.
7.Commended the role of the
Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the Grand Stabilization
Plan for South Central Somalia and other liberated areas and stressed the need
to support this process which has been endorsed by the IGAD Heads of State and
Government, the African Union and the UN Security Council.
appreciationthe role of AMISOM in liberating large parts of Somalia from Al Shabaab
militants and called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to consider
favourably the extension of the mandate of AMISOM when it expires on 7thMarch, 2013, so that AMISOM can continue helping in the process of
consolidation of peace and security in Somalia.
9.Recalled the negative
impact on the sub-region of the breakdown of law and order in Somalia over the
years and acknowledged as legitimate
the consensus and interest of the sub-region in ensuring peace, security and
stability in Somalia
Done in Nairobi on this 21st day of
H.E. Mwai KibakiH.E.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
President of the Republic of KenyaPresident of the Federal