President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discussed with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta enhancing bilateral cooperation and other issues of common interest on Sunday.
In a phone call, the African leaders addressed latest political developments in the Horn of Africa, and agreed on supporting peace process in South Sudan in light of the recent agreement reached between different South Sudanese parties. They also agreed on pushing forward efforts to maintain stability in Somalia.
Both consented on intensifying coordination in different fields, especially trade and investment. They tackled efforts for eliminating poverty, sustainable management of water resources, and supporting food security.
In 2011, Kenya entered Somalia to stop militants from crossing the borders and assaulting people. However, their presence led to more violence by the Al-Shabab terrorist group. In 2015, Al-Shabab militants carried out one of the deadliest attacks in Kenya, killing around 147 people, mostly students, in an attack on the Garissa University.