UNITED NATIONS New
York (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon has met with William Ruto, the deputy president of
Kenya, and the two discussed the issues of peace and development
in the Horn of Africa region.
During the meeting, Ban
and Ruto exchanged views on the main peace, security and
humanitarian challenges facing the Horn of Africa region,
including developments in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi, UN
spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.
The secretary-general commended Kenya’s generosity and
continued commitment to lasting peace and stability in Somalia,
South Sudan and Burundi, the spokesman said.
The meeting took place as world leaders are gathering at UN
Headquarters in New York for the annual high-level debate of the
UN General Assembly, which is set to kick off here Tuesday.
Ban expressed appreciation for Kenya’s remarkable role as a
refugee hosting nation and welcomed Kenya’s commitment to
abiding by its international obligations regarding the
repatriation of refugees, the spokesman said.
The secretary-general also encouraged Kenya to ratify the
Paris Agreement on climate change, he added.