By Samuel Ouma
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday held bilateral talks with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The President, who is in the US on a two-day official visit, and the UN boss discussed several subjects of global importance, among them the security and humanitarian crises in Haiti and Ethiopia’s Tigray region as well as preparations for the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
On Ethiopia, the President and his host agreed to continue engaging the Ethiopian government and other actors in the internal conflict to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
On Haiti’s political and humanitarian situation, the President and Mr. Guteress resolved to continue rallying the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of the troubled Caribbean nation as it navigates its way out of the current crisis.
Once again, President Kenyatta affirmed Kenya’s commitment to attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assured Mr. Guteress of the country’s determination to continue working with his office in advancing the United Nations agenda globally.
Today, President Kenyatta will chair a UN Security Council session on diversity, state-building, and peace before participating in an International Peace Institute’s Global Leaders’ discussion on the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda report.