MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, Mohamud Ahmed Noor Tarsan has arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday.
Ambassador Tarsan was ordered to leave the country by Kenyan government on Saturday following the dispute between the two neighboring countries.
Kenya also recalled its ambassador to Somalia, Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo for discussion.
Nairobi claims that Somalia auctioned oil blocks in the disputed area in London, UK to exploration companies last week.
In a statement read by Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau, Kenya claimed the auction took place in London, United Kingdom, on 7th February 2019.
“This outrageous and provocative auction deserves and will be met with a unanimous and resounding rejection by all Kenyans as well as all people of goodwill who believe in the maintenance of international law and order and the peaceful and legal resolution of disputes,” read part of the statement.
Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said that an amicable and peaceful resolution of the maritime boundary dispute was ongoing including bilateral negotiations and a process in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), “where this matter of the Kenya/Somalia boundary currently rests,” said Kamau.
He warned that Somalia’s action has severely damaged the existing cordial relations between the two countries.
The federal government of Somalia is yet to respond to claims made by its neighbor.