Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo became the first to congratulate Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election victory on Friday following hotly contested election on Tuesday.
“President Kenyatta is not only a close friend and brother but also a development conscious and diligent leader.” said President Farmajo in a statement released to newsrooms shortly after Kenyatta’s victory was announced.
President Farmajo noted that he was confident that the re-election of President Kenyatta would foster further cooperation on bilateral and diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya.
“President Kenyatta and I share a common vision of peace, stability and economic growth for our two countries and the region as a whole” said the statement
“We remain committed to promote peace, open trade and economic cooperation with Kenya.” concluded Somali President on his speech.