Mogadishu (PP News Desk) — The former Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has said that “Norway drafted the Memorandum of Understanding” signed with Kenya in 2009.

Sharmarke held a press conference in Garowe to explain his role in the MoU that questions Somalia’s 200 nautical miles promulgated in several laws dating back to 1972 and 1989.

“Norway was helping Somalia to claim more miles, and drafted the Memorandum of Understanding Somalia signed with Kenya. When we realised that Kenya was using the Memorandum of Understanding for the wrong purposes, we pulled out of the agreement” Sharmarke said.

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke acknowledged that Kenya hoodwinked Somalia into signing Memorandum of Understanding that “Norway drafted”.

The wording of the MoU with Kenya puts Somalia 200 nautical miles into dispute.

“The delimitation of the continental shelf between the Republic of Kenya and the Somali Republic (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the two coastal States”) has not yet been settled. This unresolved delimitation issue between the two coastal States is to be considered as a “maritime dispute”.

The claims of the two coastal States cover an overlapping area of the continental shelf which constitutes the “area under dispute” reads the MoU.

There is no evidence that Norway drafted the Memorandum of Understanding that lends credence to Kenya’s claims on Somali maritime territory.

Reporters have not referred to the text of the MoU whose wording makes it clear that Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, former Planning and International Cooperation, signed a document in which Somalia questions its 200 nautical miles promulgated in laws passed before 1991.

“I doubt Norway drafted the MoU that supports Kenya’s claim. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke’s version contradicts the text although he acknowledges that Kenya hoodwinked Somalia” said Adan Mohamud, a Somali maritime law expert.

Somalia did not seek expert advice when the Transitional Federal Government signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya in 2009 to grant the coastal state a right to claim Somali territorial waters.

This article first appeared in the © Puntland Post, 2021 and is republished with permission

  1. Pingback: Sedation dentistry
  2. Pingback: ???????? ?????????
  3. Pingback: Web Development
  4. Pingback: MoU's
  5. Pingback: fue
  6. Pingback: Political science
  7. Pingback: research
  8. Pingback: glucofort
  9. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  10. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  11. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  12. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  13. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  14. Pingback:
  15. Pingback:
  16. Pingback:
  17. Pingback:
  18. Pingback:
  19. Pingback: shipping broker
  20. Pingback: endopump mediprime
  21. Pingback: TLI
  22. Pingback: clima para hoy
  23. Pingback:
  24. Pingback:
  25. Pingback: springer doodle
  26. Pingback: jute rugs
  27. Pingback: greek life jewelry
  28. Pingback: bikini
  29. Pingback: mini frenchie
  30. Pingback: bewerto
  31. Pingback: brindle frenchie
  32. Pingback: future university
  33. Pingback: future university
  34. Pingback: Fiverr.Com
  35. Pingback: Fiverr.Com
  36. Pingback: french bulldog
  37. Pingback: six sigma
  38. Pingback: FUE
  39. Pingback: FUE
  40. Pingback: Furniture assembly
  41. Pingback: Residential moving
  42. Pingback: Classic Books 500
  43. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  44. Pingback: Coach
  45. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  46. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  47. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  48. Pingback: FiverrEarn

Comments are closed.

You May Also Like

Despite Trade War, Taiwan Raises Economic Forecast For 2020

The ongoing US-China trade war seems to be impacting everyone, except perhaps

Calling China’s Bluff On Recent Provocations: Indian Style

Editor’s note: Dr Punit Saurabh is an Assistant Professor (Strategy area) at Nirma

Taiwan – Somaliland Ties Drawing Attention From Egypt

According to sources speaking to the Somaliland Chronicle, and since independently confirmed
Chinese Navy

Is Chinese Navy Eyeing Taiwan Held Pratas Islands?

A combination of reports from Japan and China over the past week