President Uhuru Kenyatta has emphasized on the need for Kenya and Ghana to step up their partnership to link the two regional blocs.
According to President Kenyatta, Kenya and Ghana are strategically located in East and West African regions respectively, which is an opportunity for the two countries to benefit from each other’s links in their respective economic blocs- East Africa Community (EAC), and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
“We endeavor to take the existing bilateral relations between our countries to a higher level for the benefit of our people,” President Kenyatta said.
He was speaking during a brief ceremony at State House, Nairobi, where President Kenyatta received credentials from incoming Ghanaian High Commissioner to Kenya, Ambassador Kwame Asamoah Tenkorang.
On his part, the new High Commissioner said he has been tasked to ensure the cordial relations between Ghana and Kenya are grown to the new heights based on bilateral agreements signed by the two countries.
In a different occasion, President Kenyatta bade farewell to the outgoing Algerian Ambassador to Kenya, Saad Maandi.
Kenya should learn from Algeria’s success story on energy and culture preservation
Commending the outgoing ambassador, the president said the bilateral relations between Kenya and Algeria has opened up many avenues for cooperation between the two countries, a statement from State House said.
“Kenya has a lot to learn from Algeria, especially in the energy sector and in the preservation of culture for education purposes,” the head of state said adding that the two countries have historical similarities and face same challenges, hence the need to continue exchanging ideas on how to overcome them through local solutions.
Ambassador Maandi expressed his gratitude to President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for supporting his work in the country.
He noted that Kenya and Algeria should focus on boosting trade and investment in the next phase of the relations between the two nations.
The outgoing ambassador urged the two countries to continue seeking solutions to challenges affecting them and the continent at large.
Present at the event were the Deputy President, William Ruto, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohammed, among other senior government officials.
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