NAIROBI, March 5 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due in Nairobi on Sunday for a two-day visit to discuss a range of regional issues amid looming famine in the region.
A statement from Guterres spokesman office said while in Kenya, the world's top diplomat will meet with senior Kenyan government officials amid severe drought which has left more than 3 million Kenyans facing acute food shortage.
"While in Kenya, the Secretary-General will meet with senior leadership of the Kenyan Government to discuss a range of regional issues," the statement said on Sunday morning.
Gutteres who took the UN helm in January will also participate in a number of events in the Kenyan capital to mark International Women's Day.
"Prior to returning to New York, he will visit the UN Headquarters in Gigiri. We expect the Secretary-General to be back in New York on Thursday," the statement said.