President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday bade farewell to outgoing Japan's ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
At the meeting, attended by Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo and Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, the President thanked the outgoing envoy for helping deepen Kenya-Japan bilateral ties.
The Head of State observed that several transformative projects, supported by the Japanese Government, had taken off during Amb Ryoichi's tenure, among them the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone.
Earlier, President received credentials from six new ambassadors posted to Kenya.
Kenya’s Head of State received diplomatic papers from Firas Farhan Saleh Khouri (Jordan), Cristina Diaz Fernadez-Gil (Spain) and Silvio Jose Albuquerque e Silva (Brazil).
Others were Dragos Viorel Radu Tigau (Romania), Juan Manuel Rodgriguez Vazguez (Cuba) and Lebbius Tangani Tobias of Namibia, who is non-residential.
"Our relationship has been very strong both personally and at the country level. We want to see through you how we can deepen that partnership, that relationship- not just political but also going down to economic and cultural exchanges and exchanges in other fields that are mutually beneficial to the two of us," President Kenyatta welcomed the new Namibian envoy©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.