Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is optimistic that further support from Kenya will bring about more ambition and commitment towards climate action with new innovative solutions to effectively address climate change.

In a bilateral meeting with Kenyan President, His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi last night, PM Bainimarama said there was a great need for political will and action on climate change.

The meeting was held along the margins of the 1st UN Habitat Assembly. Last year, Kenya hosted the first-ever Blue Economy Conference which brought the country and Africa closer to oceans diplomacy.

At the meeting, the two leaders also discussed about Kenya’s plans to join the UN Security Council, something Fiji is also considering in the not so distant future where climate change and security issues will be among other important factors to push for to the Council.

The two leaders also centred their discussions on the historical similarities between Fiji and Kenya, economic opportunities, tourism, trade, peacekeeping duties and rugby.