President Kenyatta bids farewell to outgoing envoys


President Kenyatta bids farewell to outgoing envoys

In Summary

  • The three are John Moreti (Botswana), Mahmoud Ali Talaat (Egypt) and Sahle-Work Zewde (UNON).
  • President Kenyatta thanked the three diplomats for their commitment in improving relations with Kenya.
  • He also emphasized on the need to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt and Botswana.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday morning bade farewell to three outgoing ambassadors whose tours of duty have come to an end.

The three are John Moreti (Botswana), Mahmoud Ali Talaat (Egypt) and Sahle-Work Zewde, (UNON Director General).

President Kenyatta thanked the three diplomats for their commitment in improving relations with Kenya.

He further emphasized on the need to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt and Botswana to improve trade.

“The Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTA), which was ratified this year in Kigali, Rwanda, offers all African countries opportunity to increase trade between nations,” he said.

He also said the new trade pact will enhance relations among African nations thus improving socio-economic development in the continent.

While bidding farewell to Sahle-Work Zewde, President Kenyatta expressed satisfaction over the role played by the UN office in Nairobi in boosting partnership with other international organizations.

The UN offices in Nairobi continue to play a major role in providing leadership and encouraging partnerships amongst nations thereby encouraging people to people relations, he said.

Present during the function were Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma, Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau and Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba.

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