The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has confirmed its support for Kenya's candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

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The confirmation has been revealed by the Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Monica Juma, who is in Vietnam, in a tweet on Tuesday.

"Viet Nam also confirmed its support for our candidature of the UNSC. It will join the council for 2020-2021 and we look forward to serving with them in 2021, " the Foreign Affairs CS's tweet read.

Ambassador Monica Juma has been globe-trotting in a bid to build support for Kenya's candidature.

The top Kenyan diplomat arrived in Hannoi, the capital of Vietnam, earlier on Tuesday and was received by Ms Dang Thi Hai Tam, Deputy Director for the Middle East and Africa upon my arrival in Hano.

Kenya won the backing of the African Union to contest for the UNSC non-permanent position a few months ago.

During the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report last week, the Tanzanian Foreign Affairs minister assured that Tanzania would back Kenya's bid.

Should Kenya clinch the position, it will raise the profile of the country internationally and thrust it into the theatre of global decision making.

The United Nations Security Council consists of 5 permanent members and 10 non-permanent members according to an article on the United Nations website.