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U.N. chief to visit Kenya to discuss regional issues - spokesman

UNITED NATIONS New York (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Kenya for a two-day visit, during which he will meet with senior leadership of the Kenyan government to discuss a range of regional issues, a UN spokesman told reporters here Friday.

"The secretary-general will also participate in a number of events in the Kenyan capital to mark International Women’s Day," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.

Prior to returning to New York, he will visit the UN Headquarters in Gigiri in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, he said.

"We expect the Secretary-General to be back in New York on Thursday," Dujarric said.
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UPDATE:

United Nations chief due in Kenya amid severe drought

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due in Nairobi on Sunday for a two-day visit to discuss a range of regional issues amid looming famine in the region.

A statement from Guterres spokesman office said while in Kenya, the world’s top diplomat will meet with senior Kenyan government officials amid severe drought which has left more than three million Kenyans facing acute food shortage.

"While in Kenya, the Secretary-General will meet with senior leadership of the Kenyan Government to discuss a range of regional issues," the statement said on Sunday morning.

Gutteres who took the UN helm in January will also participate in a number of events in the Kenyan capital to mark International Women’s Day.

"Prior to returning to New York, he will visit the UN Headquarters in Gigiri. We expect the Secretary-General to be back in New York on Thursday," the statement said.

             

 

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