23/01/2020 – China has kept Kenya and Djibouti guessing on who it will support for a UN Security Council seat.
Beijing diplomats have pledged support for both but failed to guarantee the vote, sticking to the policy of not taking sides publicly in political duels.
Just days ago, Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi was in Djibouti where he met President Ismail Guelleh.
He promised to advance the Horn of Africa country’s relations to “strategic level”.
According to a statement from Mr Guelleh’s office, Mr Wang promised to maintain a win-win partnership, the traditional mantra of China’s foreign policy.
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Image: Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi. FILE PHOTO | AFP