Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has thanked Kenya for being Somalia’s number one strategic partner in the ongoing transformation of the Horn of Africa country.
Prime Minister Khaire said the strong partnership between the two countries is good for the stability and progress of the East African region.
The Prime Minister was speaking on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, when he delivered a goodwill and condolence message to President Kenyatta from President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia following the recent terrorist attack at Riverside Drive.
The PM said his country appreciates the key role played by Kenya in the stabilization and reconstruction of their nation.
He commended President Kenyatta, saying he is a true champion of Somalia’s transformation.
“Your Excellency, you are our champion in the transformation of Somalia and we request you to continue leading in the efforts of reconstructing our nation,” said PM Khaire.
The Prime Minister assured President Kenyatta that Somalia stands in solidarity with Kenya in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
He said the terror attack at the DusitD2 complex has only strengthened the resolve for the two countries to defeat terrorism and violent extremism.
The Premier congratulated Kenya’s security agents for the swift and professional action that saved lives of many Kenyans and visitors.
He said Somalia is on the positive trajectory as it strives to build on the gains made in securing the nation by the AMISOM forces by coming up with a new constitution, getting new currency as well as building strong security institutions which are key to both economic and social stability of the country.