Kenya, Somalia take first step to normalise relations

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya (left) held talks with Somalia's Mohamed Farmaajo (right) in a meeting brokered by Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2019. PHOTO | VILLA SOMALIA

What you need to know:

  • Somalia says Presidents Kenyatta and Farmaajo have agreed to normalise relations.
  • Meeting of the two leaders brokered by AU chairman President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt.
  • Relations between Somalia and Kenya have deteriorated over a maritime border dispute.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia say they have agreed to normalise relations between the two sides, but fell short of a deal on the simmering maritime dispute.

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