On November 30, the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the press statement issued by the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the evening of the 29th to expel the Kenyan ambassador to Somalia, saying that the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received any oral statement or other official documents from the Somali government requesting the Kenyan Ambassador to return to Nairobi for consultations. Kenya’s Somali politics The government deeply regrets the decision.
In the statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya said that Kenya respects and upholds the basic international principles of autonomy, political independence and territorial integrity of all countries, especially African countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya stressed that the Somali government called Kenya’s interference in its internal affairs an unsubstantiated allegation, and reiterated Kenya’s support for the agreement reached in September 2020 between the Federal Government of Somalia and the federal member states on the 2020-21 electoral model and schedule.
All relevant Somali personnel have the obligation to abide by their political commitments, avoid diverting attention, and take constructive action to ensure the timely implementation of the electoral calendar.
Kenya will take active diplomacy to promote good-neighborliness, support the Somali people in their search for peace and stability, building on the great sacrifices made by the African Union Mission in Somalia, and make important contributions to their re-establishment of governance institutions, security sector reform, trade, development assistance and humanitarian assistance.