NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 — President Uhuru Kenyatta and
visiting Estonian leader Kersti Kaljulaid have said Kenya and
Estonia will partner in championing for the protection of
multilateralism on the global stage.
They said the system guarantees fairness and justice in the global
stage, and vowed to use the two countries non-permanent
membership on the UN Security Council to jointly advance
President Kenyatta and his guest spoke on Thursday evening at
State House, Nairobi, during a cocktail party held in honour of the
visiting Estonian leader.
President Kenyatta said Kenya and Estonia had agreed to work
together in pursuit of common goals such as regional and global
peace, climate change and the gender agenda.
“We are countries that are interested in regional and global
peace, countries that are interested in seeing the
multilateralism system work, countries that are interested in
seeing private sector fully entrenched, creating jobs and
opportunities especially for our young people,” President
He said Kenya and Estonia had succeeded in exploiting talents and
skills of their citizens to build their economies through the
deployment of digital technologies.
On her part, President Kaljulaid said she had been impressed by
Kenya’s use of digital technologies in public service delivery, and
advised the country to consider tightening its cyber security
protocols so as to ensure that the systems are tamper proof.
The Estonian leader said her country will partner with Kenya in
pushing for global issues that affect small countries especially
climate change, cyber security and peace.
“We are actually together in the (UN) Security Council and
we all know why small nations are elected to the security
council. This is because we adhere to international rules and
regulations,” President Kaljulaid said
She assured that Estonia will partner with Kenya in advocating for
the enactment of laws that will ensure a safer international cyber
“We have been pushing digital security issues at the
security council because after all when we are doing digital
transformation. Our sovereignty will one day depend on how
our systems work,” President Kaljulaid said.
The Estonian said her country was determined to forge a strong
technology partnership with Kenya that will see the two countries
share expertise in the area.
“We have wonderful start up communities who are young
and dynamic and have a saturated market, therefore we’ve
turned our eyes to this continent. As leaders, what we are
doing is follow our people, our businesses and that’s why
the relationship between Kenya, Africa and Estonia has
developed quickly,” President Kaljulaid said
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- “We are actually together in the (UN) Security Council and we all know why small nations are elected to the security council. This is because we adhere to international rules and regulations
- ” President Kaljulaid said
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- President Uhuru Kenyatta
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