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?

ANSWER:
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