Kenya – Turkey Agreed to Stabilize Somalia
Ankara (Somalicurrent) – Governments in Ankara and Nairobi have clinched on a security cooperation pact providing that Turkey government to partner with Kenyan government by supplying support programs including upgrading to its police in order to partake collectively the stabilization of Somalia and likewise give hand to the reconstruction efforts of Somali government.
The agreement reached after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata has received an official invitation by the president of Turkey Abdula Gul where both sides have also agreed countering against terrorism activities in the region jointly.
Both parties have also discussed issues pertaining trade, cooperation, security, Somalia’s rebuilding strategy as well as cooperating programs related improvement of Somalia security and modernizing of Kenyan police forces.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata told that they have reached a pact concerning reconstruction and stabilization of Somalia with Turkey government.
“Provisions of the pact with Tukey government including Somalia’s peace and security and that police of both Countries – Turkey and Kenya – to work together closely in order to improve peace and security condition of neighbouring Somalia,” Said Kenyan President.
Abdala Gul, Turkey president emphasized that Turkey will cooperate Kenya on Somalia security issues and that his government is expecting to play a dynamic role in those issues and likewise expecting positive outcome.
In 2011, Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan and his entourage including his family and Cabinet Ministers became the first leader from Europe to fly on a Turkish Airlines to Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city in 20 years.