Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled said the ruling of the International Court of Justice in the maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya will be issued on October 12, 2021.
Mahdi Guled, a member of the Somali delegation to the case, tweeted, “Praise be to God, I am pleased to share with the Somali people that the International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Somalia and Kenya.” will be on October 12, 2021. ”
The disputed territory covers 100,000 square kilometers.
The Somali government filed the lawsuit in 2014, during the presidency of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, after all negotiations between the two sides failed.
The final hearing of the case, which took place in March 2021, was boycotted by the Kenyan government after the court rejected Kenya’s request to adjourn the case.
Somalia has repeatedly rejected Kenya’s demand that the dispute be settled out of court and through diplomacy.