President Kenyatta's Efforts Receive Special Boost

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta having a light moment. His efforts received a boost when Alegria committed its support for the country's bid for the UNSC seat on Wednesday, December 4. File
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's efforts to lobby for the non-permanent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat received yet another boost after Alegria declared it was backing the bid.

    In a statement released by the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) on Wednesday, December 4, President Kenyatta announced that he had met the incoming Algerian Ambassador to Kenya Selma Malika Haddadi who conveyed the good tidings.

    Haddadi told the president that Algeria was convinced that the country was best placed to advance Africa’s interests at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting incoming Algerian Ambassador to Kenya Selma Malika Haddadi on Wednesday, November 4, at Statehouse, Nairobi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting incoming Algerian Ambassador to Kenya Selma Malika Haddadi on Wednesday, November 4, at Statehouse, Nairobi.

    “Algeria fully and actively supports Kenya’s candidacy. We are convinced that Kenya is best placed to promote Africa’s interests at the UNSC,” Ambassador Haddadi was quoted.

    Haddadi told Kenyatta that Kenya’s commitment and contribution to regional and international peace and security made the country Africa's best option.

    She stated that Kenya’s re-election as a member of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council, as well as the endorsement of its candidature by the AU, was a testimony of the country's front-runner position for the UN seat.

    During the Ceremony at Statehouse, President Kenyatta also received credentials from incoming Bangladesh High Commissioner Jahangir Kabir Talukder and non-resident High Commissioner Verna Mills from the dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis who will be based in Havana, Cuba.

    The President assured the envoys of a close working relationship with them to enhance the existing strong ties between Kenya and their respective countries.

    The envoys also declared their commitment to their service and to better the relationships between the country and their representative nations.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with the incoming Bangladesh High Commissioner Jahangir Kabir Talukder and non-resident High Commissioner Verna Mills at Statehouse Nairobi on Wednesday, December 4.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with the incoming Algerian Ambassador to Kenya Selma Malika Haddadi (R) Bangladesh High Commissioner Jahangir Kabir Talukder (M) and non-resident High Commissioner Verna Mills (L) at Statehouse Nairobi on Wednesday, December 4.