President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday held talks with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Peter Thomson, on the need for the UN to increase funding for efforts to stabilise Somalia. President Kenyatta said the UN should do more to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) so that the force can play a bigger role in supporting the government of Somalia and neutralise terrorist threats in the country. The President said the UN also needs to give more funds to the government of Somalia so that it can do more to ensure the safety of her people.
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He said the European Union has supported AMISOM forces and the UN should do more to help Somalia. “The EU has worked hard and its work is appreciated but ultimately the UN has a responsibility to support the mission,” said the President.
Mr Kenyatta’s comments come ahead of the Third London Conference on Somalia, which he is to attend on May 11.