Kenya’s President William Ruto on Wednesday met the United General Secretary Antonio Guterres ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
They discussed peace and security in the Horn of Africa, Kenya’s membership of the United Nations Security Council, climate change and the humanitarian crisis in the region.
“Issues on the table were regional cooperation, security in the Horn of Africa, Kenya’s membership of the United Nations Security Council, climate change and the humanitarian crisis in the region,” Ruto said.
The Head of State said that Kenya remains the anchor of stability in the Horn of Africa and commits to partner with the United Nations to check on long-standing conflicts, poverty and vulnerability to climate change in the region to inspire a more just, peaceful and equitable world.
The UN Secretary-General stressed the importance of Kenya’s continued support and leadership for the promotion of peace in the region.
He called for concrete and honest discussions with development partners to complement humanitarian action.
President Ruto is expected to deliver his maiden address at the UNGA tonight. The Head of State will also lead a delegation seeking to strengthen ties with the United States.