Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with President and Foreign Minister of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya, 8 December 2011The Secretary-General met today with Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, and Moses Wetangula, Foreign Minister of Kenya. They discussed the situations in Somalia, in Sudan and South Sudan.
On Somalia, the Secretary-General took note of the progress made since the adoption of the Somali Roadmap and reaffirmed the United Nations support in implementing it. Noting the regional implications of the situation in Somalia, he stressed the importance of the Transitional Federal Government's implementation of the Roadmap as well as the international community's support in this regard.
He welcomed the endorsement by the Parliament yesterday of Kenya's decision to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). He also stressed the need for the Mission to reach its full mandated capacity. The Secretary-General noted that security developments in Somalia should be in support of the TFG and that interventions should be aligned with the political objectives of the country.
The Secretary-General also commended Kenya for its continued support to Somali refugees and welcomed the additional security measures taken in the camps hosting them.
On Sudan, the Secretary-General, the President and Foreign Minister discussed the need to resolve the outstanding post-Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) issues, and particularly the question of Abyei. He also underlined the importance of harmonizing the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, including with the assistance of countries in the region.
Readouts on 8 December 2011