EGYPT SEEKING KENYA’S SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN UNION CHAIRMANSHIP

NAIROBI– Egypt is seeking Kenya’s support for the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) after Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s term comes to an end next year.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support to secure the AU top position in a special message delivered to Kenyatta at State House Nairobi Tuesday by Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry.

The term of President Kagame, who took over from Guinea’s President Alpha Conde as chair of the AU in January, will end in 2019.

Egypt has affirmed its commitment to deepen co-operation with Kenya on bilateral and regional issues as the two countries look to explore new areas to enhance their relations.

In February last year, President El-Sisi made a State visit to Kenya where he agreed with his host to fast-track bilateral agreements as part of efforts to strengthen their economic ties.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK