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Kenya, Somalia leaders agree to ease recent tensions

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<p>The presidents of Somalia and Kenya have in a phone conversation agree to ease recent tensions following a heightened diplomatic row, that informed Kenya warning Somalia against threatening its territorial integrity and sovereignty. </p> <p>According to Somalia’s presidential communication team, president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta spoke on Thursday morning and agreed to work together to improve border security. </p> <p>They will also form two committees to look into strengthening diplomatic and trade relations, according to Somalia’s presidential team.</p> <p>Somali soldiers on Monday destroyed buildings in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera while fighting forces from Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Jubaland.</p> <p>President Kenyatta in a statement had accused Somalia of breaching Kenya’s territorial integrity. Tension has been escalating between the two countries which are involved in a maritime border dispute.</p> <p>The border dispute case is set to be heard at the International Court of Justice in June.</p>
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