Somalia says that it is prepared for regional cooperation to battle terrorism
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said Thursday his administration is ready to partner with regional countries in the fight against global terrorism.
Farmajo said he spoke on phone with his Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta whose country was attacked by al-Shabab on Tuesday resulting in the death of 21 people and several injuries, and expressed solidarity with Kenya in this difficult time.
The Somali leader whose country is facing terror attacks from terrorist group al-Shabab also condemned the attack which seemed to target expatriates working for multinational companies located in Kenya.
“The government of Somalia is always ready to cooperate with our neighbors in all efforts to stop, eliminate and defeat the evil of terrorism,” Farmajo said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and the People of Kenya at this tragic time. Kenya is an important ally and a brotherly neighbor. Such heinous acts only serve to embolden our joint quest to vanquish terror,” he said in his Twitter account.
Somali terrorist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the Tuesday attack.
The militant group claimed the Nairobi attack was a response to the “witless remarks” of U.S. President Donald Trump and his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to the “systematic prosecution of Muslims in Palestine.”
Source: Info Surhoy