GOOBJOOG NEWS | NAIROBI: New Somali ambassador to Kenya Jibril Ibrahim Abdulle handed his credentials to Kenya’s president William Ruto during a function held at State House Nairobi.
Mr. Abdulle, who was appointed by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, is expected to play a key role in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries, which have recently overcome some political and security challenges.
The new ambassador is a well-known figure in Kenya, where he has lived and worked for many years and was involved in various humanitarian and development projects, as well as peace and reconciliation efforts in Somalia.
The Somali community in Kenya, which is estimated to be over two million people, has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Abdulle as a sign of goodwill and mutual respect between the two governments.
Somalia and Kenya share a long history of cooperation and trade, as well as common interests in regional stability and security.
The Kenyan president said strong bilateral relations with other nations are crucial for Kenya’s development agenda.
He added that Kenya will foster strong relations with various nations to unlock untapped opportunities and broaden trade and investment prospects.
“Our progress is not an internal equation, we require friends, partners and investors to accelerate the achievement of our development goals. Bilateral relations facilitate cooperation and partnership with other nations that lead to opportunities for economic and social development,” he said.
Adding, “Strong bilateral relations allow us to find new markets, increase trade and forge new bonds between Kenya and other countries.”