President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday at State House, Mombasa, held talks with Dr Kayode Fayemi, a special envoy from Nigeria.
Dr Fayemi, who is the Nigerian Minister for Solid Minerals Development, introduced Fatima Kyari Mohammed as the country’s candidate for the position of Commissioner for Peace and Security in the fourth coming elections for African Union Commission top officials.
Elections of officials of the African Union Commission (AUC) will be held later this month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the African Union Summit.
Kenya is campaigning for the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed to take the AUC chair position.
President Kenyatta and Dr Fayemi discussed issues of mutual concern to Kenya and Nigeria, including the deepening of continental integration, peace and security.
Ms Kyari Mohammed, the Nigerian candidate for Commissioner for Peace and Security, said her vision is to have a prosperous Africa where citizens can live in security and dignity in an inclusive environment facilitated by collective responsibility and accountable institutions that foster peace and stability.
Nigeria, through the envoy, pledged to support Amb. Amina’s candidature for the African Union Commission Chairperson position to replace Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma whose term at the AU top organ has come to an end.
Also present during the talks were Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed, Principal Secretary Amb. Monica Juma and the Nigerian High Commissioner to Kenya, Vincent Ifeanyi Omeokachie.