NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11 – President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday separately met and held talks with several foreign envoys who called on him at his residence.
The envoys included the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Guangyuan, Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Sibabrata Tripathi and Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Shemsudin Ahmed Roble.
During the talks, President-elect Kenyatta assured the envoys representing their nations in Kenya that his government will strengthen bilateral relations with their countries.
Expressing his gratitude for the messages of goodwill delivered by the envoys, the president-elect said he looked forward to working closely with all envoys accredited to Kenya.
On her, part the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying congratulated President-elect Kenyatta on being elected the fourth President of the Republic of Kenya.
She also congratulated Kenyans for holding peaceful and successful elections.
She further said that China attaches great importance to its relations with Kenya and regards Kenya as an important development partner in Africa.
The Chinese diplomat noted that China is willing to deepen its cooperation with the new Kenyan Government in order to boost the friendly relations between the two nations for the benefit of the citizens of the two countries.
On their part, the Indian High Commissioner to Kenya and the Ethiopian ambassador expressed readiness of their respective governments to working closely with the new Kenyan Government with a view to further strengthen and deepen the fraternal relations existing between their countries and Kenya.
On Sunday evening the president-elect received a goodwill message from South Sudan Government which was delivered by the minister in the office of the President Emmanuel LoWilla.
The president-elect also met and held talks with Rwandese High Commissioner to Kenya Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi, Burundi Ambassador to Kenya Ezechiel Nibigira, Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya Ambassador Angelina Wapakhabulo and Tanzanian High Commissioner to Kenya ambassador Batilda Salha Buriani.
The envoys congratulated the president-elect on his overwhelming victory and pledged commitment of their governments to deepen relations with Kenya.
A photo sent to newsrooms by the Presidential Press Service also showed the president-elect and his deputy in a meeting with the top security chiefs and the head of the civil service.
Those seen in the photo are Civil Service chief Francis Kimemia, Chief of Defence Forces Julius Karangi, National Security Intelligence Service Director General Michael Gichangi and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.
The meeting took place at Kenyatta’s residence.