Somalia and Kenya have agreed to share intelligence reports and coordinate security operations along the shared border between the two countries following talks between Somali intelligence chief, Mahad Salad and his Kenyan counterpart, Noordin Haji in Mogadishu.
The talks aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism.
The two countries discussed joint efforts between Somalia and Kenya to prevent cross-border terrorism and combat the threat posed by the militant group Al-Shabaab. The talks are expected to focus on intelligence sharing and coordination of security operations along the shared border between the two countries.
The talks between the two officials come as the two countries intensified operations against al-Shabaab fighters.
Kenya has thousands of troops working under the framework of African Union Transition Mission in Somalia. The East African country deployed its military soldiers in Somalia in 2011.
Kenya this week announcement the postponement of its plans to reopen Kenya-Somalia border points following a surge in terrorist attacks in the Northern region.
The terror group has increased attacks in Kenya in a renewed trend that has left more than 50 people dead in the past month alone near the Kenya-Somalia border.
Al-Shabaab has been attacking areas along Kenya’s border with Somalia since 2011 when Kenya sent its troops to Somalia to fight al-Shabaab fighters.
Dozens of non-locals were killed and wounded in the attacks in Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties.