Kenya to aid conflict-ridden countries in the region either through military or diplomatic interventions, Duale assures
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KAMPALA—Kenya will continue to offer support to countries across the region facing turmoil either through military or diplomatic intervention, Cabinet Secretary for Defense Aden Duale has assured.
Speaking at the ongoing Extra Ordinary Summit for Defence Ministers from the Troops-Contributing Countries (TCC) of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Djibouti and Somalia at Kampala, Duale reitarated President Ruto’s foreign policy on peace-building and conflict resolution amid growing muti-faceted active conflicts in Congo, Somalia and Sudan.
“I reassure the representatives of the international and regional communities that they have the backing and support of Kenya in joining forces to resolve conflicts arising in the region through dialogue or military operations,” the former outspoken legislator said.
“The commitment of the Government of Kenya to fostering regional peace and stability is to achieve economic growth is unquestionable,” he added.
Duale further patted the Kenyan troops on the back for their gallant and selfless service in containing the threat of terrorism in Somalia.
The Summit, which had high level representatives from the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN), IGAD, US, UK and the EU, offers a platform for the region to develop collective goals and objectives for maintaining peace and security.