, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday received credentials from six newly accredited envoys to Kenya at State House, Nairobi.
The new envoys are Virgilio Marques de Faria of Angola, Vincent O’neill of Ireland, Boubacar Gouro Diall of Mali and Naim Akibou of Benin.
Others are Dmitry Kuptel of the Republic of Belarus and Guinea’s Sidibe Fatoumata kaba.
President Kenyatta welcomed the envoys to Nairobi and affirmed Kenya’s commitment to working closely with them to deepen cooperation between Kenya and their respective countries.
“I look forward to closer working relationships to better the relations between our countries for the benefit of our people,” said President Kenyatta.
O’neill said his government’s decision to re-open its embassy in Nairobi is clear testimony of the cordial relations existing between the two countries.
“I can assure you that I will build on the strength of our existing relationship to promote new opportunities for cooperation in areas of political, trade and development in a manner that will be beneficial to our people,” said the ambassador.
Angola’s envoy appreciated the support Kenya and other African countries accorded his country’s campaign for a non-permanent membership to the UN Security Council.
Mali’s Ambassador lauded President Kenyatta for the pivotal role in brokering peace at the regional and continental levels.
He said: “The Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) released by the World Bank indicate that Kenya occupies good ranking in Africa.”
Belarus ambassador said he looked forward in working with Kenyan authorities and business representatives on technology transfer and improved trade between Kenya and his country.
He said conclusion of agreements in trade and economic cooperation, investment and education will further improve the bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Together with our colleagues in the Kenya Foreign ministry, we are working on development of legal base for our cooperation,” he said.
Benin’s Akibou said his country shares the goals and objectives enshrined in the constitutive Act of the African Union and would work with Kenya to accelerate integration in the continent.
Kaba of Guinea said her country fully supported Kenya in the fight against terror and would provide any assistance.
The new envoys condemned recent terror attacks in Mandera County and conveyed their messages of condolence to the President and the bereaved families.