Somalia rejects Kenya's 4th request to delay maritime case
Somalia refused the Kenyan Government's appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to postpone the maritime case between the two neighboring East African countries.
"We have rejected Kenya's fourth request to the ICJ to postpone the two countries' maritime case. Justice delayed is justice denied. We should be set to head to The Hague court on March 15 come what may," said Somalia's Information Minister Osman Dubbe.
The discussions between two countries are rooted in their Indian Ocean border, and Somalia brought the case to the International Court of Justice at The Hague in 2014.
Somalia has a 3,333-kilometer (2,071-mile) coastline, which is the longest in Africa.
In August 2014, Somalia had approached the Court, requesting it to determine the complete course of the single maritime boundary splitting all the maritime areas appertaining to Somalia and Kenya in the Indian Ocean.
"The Somali government has told the International Court of Justice that we are ready for the March 15 hearing and that we will not accept any further postponement," he added.
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