Addis Ababa

30 January 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, on the margins of the 24th Summit of the African Union. They discussed the security challenges facing the country and the situation in Somalia. The Secretary-General sought the President’s views on the IGAD-led peace talks on South Sudan.

He commended Kenya for its hospitality and its pivotal role in providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of refugees. He encouraged the Government to maintain its open door policy towards refugees. 

The Secretary-General and the Kenyan President also discussed climate change.