By Daniel Mwambonu – Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Tanzania and Suriname have said they will support Kenya’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council during the election scheduled for June next year, National Telegraph has confirmed.
Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi and the President of Suriname Desire Delano Bouterse were bearers of this symbolic message as they met Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in the country’s capital, Nairobi, Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
“We have confidence in Kenya, that you will champion the African voice and will strongly advocate the continent’s position in the UN body,” Kabudi said.
Kabudi accompanied by Tanzania’s Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Batilda Salha Buriani was representing President John Pombe Magufuli, National Telegraph has been told.
The Tanzanian envoy acknowledged Kenya’s leading role in the push for a united and progressive Africa, adding that they have full confidence in the ability of Kenya to represent the African continent in the security council.
President Bouterse accompanied by First Lady Ingrid Waldring Bouterse also met President Kenyatta and assured President Kenyatta of his country’s support for Kenya’s UNSC bid.
The President of the South America n Northeastern Coast country also thanked President Kenyatta for his far-sighted leadership, saying Kenya is an emerging regional economic giant.