By RFIPalled on 12-08-2019Modified on 12-08-2019 at 00:04
Nairobi is seeking support abroad to seek a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022.
Kenya in full diplomatic offensive. President Uhuru Kenyatta was in the Caribbean this weekend after a visit to Jamaica. In one month, he met with heads of state or representatives of 18 countries.
" President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Caribbean community to support Kenya's bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period from 2021 to 2022, " the Kenyan presidency tweeted.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been urged to the Caribbean community to support Kenya's bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2021 to 2022. pic.twitter.com/o3xd7cug6VState House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) August 10, 2019
The vote to designate which African countries will sit on the UN Security Council will take place in June 2020. A non-permanent, strategic seat for Kenya that could secure its interests.
In the maritime conflict with Somalia , first. Mogadishu is suing Nairobi at the International Court of Justice. The two countries are fighting for a maritime zone with oil potential. If the Security Council views the dispute as a threat to peace in the region, it will encourage both parties to negotiate, thus weakening the court decision.
Then there is the shebab file. Kenya is campaigning to put the group on the list of terrorist organizations. Objectives: to prevent the circulation of goods in the areas he controls and deprive him of funds that he hijacks to plan attacks, particularly against Kenya.
Hot files for Uhuru Kenyatta. But Djibouti also seeks the non-permanent seat on the Security Council. The African Union will decide on 21 August.
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