Somali President Shariff Sheikh Ahmed's Remarks

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 29, 2011

QUESTION: Does the U.S. agree with the Somali President who said Monday that he opposed Kenya's week-old military assault against Islamists in the south of his country?

We understand that the Government of Kenya and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia are in contact regarding their continued efforts to promote regional security.

Prime Minister Abdiweli’s office issued a press statement on October 27, reiterating the common stand that Somalia and Kenya have taken against al-Shabaab and their intent to continue to collaborate in their efforts to address the conflict in Somalia as originally articulated in their joint communique of October 18.

PRN: 2011/1835