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Kenya accepts to chair Group of 15 countries

By EDWIN LIMO | October 2nd 2014

NAIROBI: Kenya has agreed to chair the Group of 15 countries (G15) after Sri Lanka, the 30th meeting of the Ministers of Foreign affairs of the Group held at the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly has been told.

Speaking during the meeting, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed thanked the Group for the confidence they had shown and the role they had bestowed on Kenya to lead the Group.

 "We know it is a heavy responsibility but Kenya will do its best to ensure the G15 objectives are met. Particularly, in seeking for a common answer for the challenges facing the group," She said.

She said the issues had been discussed and agreed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at an earlier meeting.

She thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for providing leadership for the four years and taking the lead to revitalise the activities of the Group.

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