Somalia sends measured response to Kenya


Somalia says it is not offering and has no plans to offer any blocks disputed maritime areas to external bidders until International Court of Justice renders its judgment.

In a statement by Somali Foreign Ministry has assured Kenya not to undertake unilateral activities in disputed area, while reacting Kenya’s decision which ordered Mohamed Ahmed Nour, Somali Ambassador to Kenya to leave from Nairobi.

Somalia’s reaction comes a day after Kenya accused Somalia of auctioning its oil and gas blocks near border along Somalia, and ordered Somali ambassador to leave from Kenya while recalled its own envoy to Somalia.

“Kenya has characterized these maps as “illegal””, said in a statement.