NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday
commended the role Kenya is playing in promoting regional peace
especially in Somalia and South Sudan.
thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for his personal initiatives in
the search for peace in South Sudan as well as the restoration
of stability in Somalia, said a statement issued in Nairobi
after the two leaders held talks in Nairobi.
"We are grateful for the role you and your country have
continued to play in regional peace, particularly in South Sudan
and Somalia. I encourage regional leaders to remain engaged in
helping the two Horn of Africa countries," Ban said.
The former UN chief also appreciated Kenya’s support for the
United Nations, noting that it is the only developing country
where a UN headquarters was located.
During the meeting, Kenyatta briefed the former South Korean
diplomat on the situation in South Sudan and Somalia. The Kenyan
leader called for concerted efforts to end the crisis in South
Kenyatta also expressed optimism that Somalia will stabilize
following the recent successful presidential elections.
Ban retired in late December, 2016 after concluding his
two-term tenure at the helm of the global body.