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The European Union has opened a new embassy in Kenya which is the world’s second mission serving as a gateway to Africa and as a regional hub.
The embassy was unveiled by EU High Representative Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, who held a joint news conference with Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma.
“We see Kenya as not only a gateway to the region and Africa but also as an important hub, our investments both economically and politically, in terms of security cooperation is key for the European Union, and we value Kenya’s partnership enormously,” Mogherini added.
Kenya’s for Foreign Affairs Monica Juma also revealed that Kenya had asked EU to support its bid for a non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021/22 term.
“We’ve had discussions around regional peace and security matters as well as integration. We’ve discussion cooperation in Somalia, South Sudan DR Congo as well as my request for EU’s support for Kenya’s bid for UNSC,”