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Somalia welcomes ICJ decision, urges Kenya to abide by verdict

By NJ Correspondent:

The federal government of Somalia has welcomed the resolution of the International Court of Justice concerning the Somalia V Kenya maritime delimitation in the Indian Ocean.

In a statement released by the office of the Prime Minister, Somalia said it was always confident that it will win the case.

“We celebrate the work of several transitional governments and the current government’s efforts to defend our maritime boundary. This is a collective effort from all involved and a national sovereignty case” said Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke terming the verdict by ICJ as historic.

The disputed moved to the ICJ after Somalia lodged a case asking the court to demarcate the maritime boundary.

The ICJ resolved to hear the case and demarcate the disputed maritime border between the two countries in a verdict issued on February 2, 2017.

Prime Minister Sharmarke called on Kenya to adhere to the verdict.

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