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Uhuru to address UN General Assembly session Wednesday

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently in the United States for the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73).

Kenya is expected to make its presentation on Wednesday next week and will use the occasion to lobby for more support for the upcoming Blue Economy conference and the global peace initiative.

According to a tweet by Nexus, the Head of State is expected to address the UN General Assembly.

Thereafter, he will engage in bilateral talks with various leaders and promote investments in line with the Big Four agenda on the sidelines of the meeting.

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Kenya, which is hosting the 1st sustainable blue economy conference in November, is also expected to hold various bilateral meetings with other countries in a bid to woo more financial partners for the blue economy meeting.

US President Donald Trump is expected to be among the first speakers at the Assembly. More than 150 Heads of State and Government have confirmed their attendance.

The talks will centre on peace and security, promotion of investment in Kenya, youth leadership and entrepreneurship, and direct flights from JKIA to New York.

On Monday the UN General Assembly will hold a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit.

The plenary will adopt a political declaration negotiated by Member States.

On Wednesday, 26 September, the UNGA will hold a high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, as agreed by Member States in February 2018.

On Thursday, 27 September, the UN will hold a one-day comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which will be the third high-level meeting of the UNGA on the issue.

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