President Uhuru Kenyatta today met Kenya with the United States of America Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Amb David Satterfield, at the State House, Nairobi. While discussing the relationship between the two countries, they agreed to continue engaging the conflicting parties in Ethiopia with the aim of seeing a speedy resolution to the conflict in the Horn of Africa country. The two emphasized that peace in Ethiopia is crucial for the region’s stability.
Amb Satterfield commended President Kenyatta for his committed efforts towards ending the conflict between the Federal Government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
“We believe that your role (in ending the Ethiopian conflict) was and remains extremely important. We appreciate the role Kenya has continued to play in the Horn of Africa region. We do look to your help and support in Ethiopia. We do not want the work you have done in that country to go to waste,” the visiting Special Envoy said.
On his part, President Kenyatta observed that Kenya and Ethiopia have been working together progressively especially in telecommunication and infrastructure development, adding that the internal conflict in the Horn of Africa country should not be allowed to continue as it will erode the progress made.
“A strong Ethiopia is important to us. A stable Ethiopia is important to us. That is why we are committed to doing all we can to see the conflict resolved,” the President said.
Besides the Ethiopian conflict, President Kenyatta and Amb Satterfield also discussed the peace and security situation in Sudan and Somalia at the meeting that was also attended by Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo among other senior Government officials.
The African continent has recently suffered the brunt of security challenges in many of its regions, as their weak government institutions cost the peace and stability of the countries involved. Kenya is now playing a crucial role in fostering strong stability in African Nations through its membership of the UN Security Council.
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