Press Statement (for immediate release)
Mogadishu (SONNA)- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo, and was received by the State Minister of the Ministry, H.E. Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed-kheir Abdi, who handed him a protest note against the violation of a Kenyan plane on Somali airspace on October 5, which landed at Kismayo airport without any official permission.
Somalia strongly protests this violation and will not accept any encroachment on its air, sea and land borders, and calls on Kenya to respond to this breach while its troops stationed in the Lower Juba region are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The Federal Government of Somalia sees this action contradicts all principles of good neighborliness and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.
Source: Somali National News Agency