Somalia Seeks Support to Feed Millions hit by Severe Drought
The team is expected to witness the declaration of the long-awaited verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Kenyan-Somali maritime border dispute on October 12.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A high-level Somali delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled has arrived in The Hague, the Netherlands on Sunday morning.
The six-member team is set to witness the declaration of the long-awaited verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Kenyan-Somali sea border dispute on October 12.
"We arrived in The Hague to witness the ruling of the ICJ in the maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya on October 12," said Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled.
The delegation included the Speaker of the South West Parliament Ali Said Fiqi, the former Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir, and Ambassador Yusuf Garaad Omar and other Members.
The verdict will be announced on Tuesday as Kenya says it will not abide by and recognize the ICJ ruling over 100,000 square Kms oil and gas-rich Indian Ocean waters.
Somalia has filed a lawsuit against Kenya in 2014 after talks to resolve the dispute failed. The case soured ties between the two countries but was fixed in May after mediation by Qatar.
The ICJ's decision has no appeal, and it is noteworthy that how Somalia which has not had a strong functioning government will protect its land, air, and sea borders since 1991.
UN agencies estimate over 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia due to the severe drought which is attributed to a failure of the rains for four years and climate change.