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

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretar

The Secretary-General met with H.E Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya. They discussed the situation in Somalia including the progress achieved in recent years towards stabilizing the country as well the need to strengthen efforts to build effective security forces and other key institutions that would enable the Somali Government to expand control and governance throughout the national territory.

They also exchanged views on the need to increase support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to further consolidate the gains, and provide the necessary support to the Somali national security forces.

The Secretary-General thanked President Kenyatta for his country's contribution in Somalia. He further highlighted the importance of a comprehensive approach that would address the root causes of violent extremism.

The Secretary-General also commended Kenya's role in the advancement of the climate change agenda and strong commitment to the sustainable development goals.