NAIROBI (SP) — Somali Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Haji Adan has met in the Kenyan capital with her Kenyan counterpart Sam Ongeri.

Enhancing existing bilateral relations and boosting security cooperation were some of the core issues discussed during a meeting held behind closed doors according to Hiiraan Online.

Mrs. Adan, who arrived on Monday afternoon, has requested Kenya’s assistance in rebuilding the Somali National Army (SNA) in an effort to boost security and stabilise the war-ravaged nation. Prof. Ongeri has agreed to establishing cooperation mechanisms in the field of military training. Nairobi, whose armed forces are part of the African Union peacekeeping effort in Somalia, agreed to but not yet finalised to capacity building for Somalia’s armed forces and civil servants.

A team of technical experts appointed by the two east African nations in 2006 will resume dialogue and explore ways to advance ties.

Somalia reestablishes its embassy in Djibouti
Somalia reestablishes its embassy in Djibouti
Fowzia similarly met with the Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and sides exchanged views on bilateral ties, issues of common concern and the latest developments in the country in an active atmosphere.

During a press conference, She said Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud is due to visit Kenya during which he will be holding talks with President Mwai Kibaki. The two are set to discuss wide range of issues including controversial topics such as the formation of Jubbaland administration. Mr. Mohamud is currently on an official state visit to the Republic of Djibouti. While there he inaugurated a new Somali embassy that will be headed by Ambassador Abdulrahman Abdi Hussein (Guulwade).

Kenya, with the support of regional body IGAD and African Union, is lobbying for the establishment of an unofficial buffer-zone inside Somalia’s three southern regions of Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Gedo. The issue has placed Somalia’s new government at odd with Kenya and the US has secretly expressed concern saying it would add to the country’s current instability.

Mrs. Fowzia was appointed by Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and is part of a small cabinet of ten ministers that includes a second woman in an important position. She made history by becoming the first Somali woman to be appointed for Somalia’s most powerful and only independent ministry.

This is her second foreign trip following her trip to Djibouti almost two weeks ago to attend the 39th meeting of the foreign ministers of countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

EU committed to Somalia

In a separate development, Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has received a European delegation led by EU’s special envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d’Urso on Tuesday at the Presidential villa.

Ambassador D’Urso said the EU was offering Somalia economic aid of up to 158 million euros ($200 million) to support education, judiciary system, reconstruction and security.

The PM praised the donation and said he was pleased to receive the EU team in Mogadishu, where security continues to improve.



  1. This is what they call government! What the hell the government of Kenya to do with formation of Jubaland administrative organs. Somalia is under occupation from difference countries, Kenya, Ethiopia and others, and they claim they have sovereignty. It;s long way to go to achieve a viable government-run by its people.

  2. EU and the UN have shown no commitment to follow through and support firmly the Action-Points that were agreed to move forward the political stagnation of Somalia specially considering that Somalia was in the process of being moved from a transitional governance to a permanent governance.

    The Key points of concern to me are:

    1. The Promised full Neutral support and funding of a 2-STATE dialogue process in which Somaliland and somalia will formulate a working political relationship.

    2. Considering the 22years of corruption and fund embezzlement it was agreed that a JOINT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BOARD[JFMB] would be setup to ensure that the SELECTED government of Moqadishu would find it difficult to STEAL aid donations.

    Was the London conference a waste of time and effort?

    What will stop this Government's theft as they are still composed of former Piracy profiteers, warlords and Terrorist networks. Hassan Mahamouds Government is no different then that of Shiek Sharif's… It is the same Group with a different title. UIC, SHABAB, XISBUL ISLAM and JAM HADIID… Same horse different day.

    • If somaliland is a small villiage, why are you dar00ds crying after us for the last 20 years. I dare you dar00ds to reach anywhere without the somalilanders.

  3. Somalia has become an ostrich that is hiding its true colours. No matter how many people they bring to cover up their true motives they will still be in the same predicament for the next 40 years. The new leader of Somalia is from the Islah Group a branch of the Brotherhood in Egypt. They are trying to come through the backdoor hiding their agenda which is doomed to fail soon. At present they can fool few people but they can't fool people all the time. Read this report from crisis: Somalia’s Divided Islamists :