While the short visit to London by Deputy president Willim Ruto produced its own achievements like the assurance that that Brexit will not affect trade ties with Kenya, theforeign affairs minister as well has some great news for Kenyans.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, on Saturday, announced that Kenya will host one of the three UNHCR African regional HQs.
Met with Filipino Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and his team in Addis Ababa today. Nairobi has been selected to host one of the three UNHCR regional headquarters in Africa. pic.twitter.com/mv3bRCTmjl
— Amb. Monica Juma (@Diplomacy_Kenya) February 9, 2019
The announcement came in the backdrop of a meeting between the CS and the organization’s boss Filippo Grandi.
Juma also held bilateral talks with the UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita where they discussed the consolidation of UN operations in Africa for effective delivery of services.
Among the issues discussed were the peace and security situation in the region, and how to improve peace operations.
Furthermore, the CS also held talks with Chen Xiaodong, the Assistant Foreign Minister of China on the sidelines of the Executive Council.
The discussions centred on the strengthening of our bilateral cooperation through trade and investment; as well as our cooperation at the regional and global arena.