Kenya, UK express concerns on the unfolding political situation in Somalia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) meets Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at his official residence 10 Downing Street in London, UK, January 21, 2020. /Getty

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday expressed concerns on the unfolding political situation in Somalia.

In a phone conversation, the two resolved to work more closely through the UN Security Council, the Commonwealth and other multilateral platforms to ensure regional peace and stability.

They also discussed several matters of mutual interest, top among them the Global Education Summit which Kenya and the UK will co-host in July.

Through the Summit, Kenya and the UK aim to raise 5 billion USD, the amount needed to get 175 million children into school around the world.

They also talked about Kenya-UK collaboration in the fight against COVID-19, climate change and, regional security and peace.

On Covid-19, Uhuru and Boris explored new avenues of collaboration including research on identifying new mutations of the virus and accelerated access to vaccines.