Kenyan President Kenyatta urges African countries to unite against terrorism

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged African countries here, Sunday to forge a common front to push back the scourge of terrorism confronting the continent.

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Mahama and Kenyatta
Mahama and Kenyatta

He said it is only with that common front that Africa can overcome the factors of insecurity working against the economic development of the continent.

Mahama and Kenyatta
Mahama and Kenyatta
Kenyatta made this call in his keynote address as Special Guest of Honor during Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary celebration.

“Recent history has shocked the world by a series of terrorist attacks in different capitals and regions. It cannot be that terrorist attacks become the norm rather than the exception,” the visiting president intimated.

He added that as the continent continued to cooperate and heighten their counter terrorism efforts, the challenges that need to be confronted and those which must overcome in order to preserve the gains of independence and the values of democracy must not be lost on the citizens and their leaders.

“Peace and security play key roles in the economic growth and sustainable development of both our countries and the African continent. Thus we must come together to defeat the enemy that is threatening our peoples’ way of life,” Kenyatta said.

The Kenyan leader pledged his commitment to the Ghana-Kenyan relations as he expressed deep appreciation for the friendship.

“Let us continue to work together to enhance the trade between our two countries which continues to record steady growth, let us continue to engage each other through our business communities and attract investment to our capitals

He urged African countries and business people to harmonize their visions with the continent’s vision of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), to which he is fully committed with a strong will to see a borderless African continent and which he is ready to working closely with all other African leaders to achieve. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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