Hungarian President Janos Ader visits Kenya

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President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday received H.E János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary at State House, Nairobi.

He was accorded a 21-gun salute by Kenya Navy before inspecting a Guard of Honor mounted by Kenya Air Force.

Present during the reception was the Chief of the Defence Forces, General Robert Kibochi and the Service Commanders.

Thereafter, President Áder in the company of the First Lady Anita Herczegh, laid a wreath of flowers at the mausoleum of the Republic of Kenya’s Founding Father and First President H.E the Late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

Thereafter, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his visiting Hungarian counterpart János Áder led their respective delegations in bilateral talks.

Following the meeting, the two groups signed four bilateral agreements for cooperation in health, water, education and diplomacy sectors.’

The agreement on health covers human resource capacity building, information sharing and prevention of diseases including Covid-19.

The pact on education will double the number of Kenyans receiving Hungarian government scholarships from the current 100 to 200 annually while the agreement on water covers waste water management among other related aspects.

Kenya and Hungary also signed a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training and information exchange that will see the two countries collaborate in the training of diplomats.

“I am glad that your administration has offered to double Hungarian Government Scholarships given to Kenyan Students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities.

“We thank you and your administration for the kind gesture which will not only help strengthen our people-to-people collaboration but also enhance our two countries cooperation within the wider Kenya-European Union partnership,” President Kenyatta said.

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