President William Samoei Ruto underscored the significance of robust international partnerships in advancing Kenya's development agenda during a credential ceremony at State House Nairobi.
Receiving credentials from 11 ambassadors and high commissioners, Ruto highlighted the crucial role bilateral relations play in unlocking untapped opportunities and expanding trade and investment prospects.
“Our progress is not an internal equation; we require friends, partners, and investors to accelerate the achievement of our development goals. Bilateral relations facilitate cooperation and partnership with other nations that lead to opportunities for economic and social development,” Ruto stated emphatically.
He further emphasized that strong bilateral relations enable the nation to explore new markets, boost trade, and establish lasting bonds with other countries.
The President's remarks came as he received credentials from diplomats representing diverse nations, including Ibra Hussain Khan from Pakistan, Mohammed bin Mutair Ammash Al-Shamlani Al-Enazi from Qatar, and Bernard Yohana Kibesse from Tanzania.
Other diplomats presenting their credentials were Nasra Salim Mohamed Al Hashmi (Oman), Jibril Ibrahim Abdulle (Somalia), Ali Gholampour (Iran), and Jenny Da Rin (Australia).
Additionally, non-resident ambassadors Barlybay Sadykov (Kazakhstan), Daniel Schear (Estonia), Ignacio de Cossio Perez de Mendoza (El Salvador), and Fidelia Graand-Galon (Suriname) affirmed their commitment to fostering strong ties with Kenya for the mutual benefit of their respective nations.
The diplomats identified key areas of cooperation, including trade, investment, the blue economy, and digital transformation.
Their commitment signals a collective effort to enhance collaboration in critical sectors that contribute to the overall development of Kenya and the partnering nations.
As Kenya continues to position itself on the global stage, these diplomatic exchanges reaffirm the nation's commitment to open dialogue, cooperation, and shared prosperity with the international community.
Ruto's vision for Kenya's future aligns with the understanding that strong bilateral relations are integral to unlocking the full potential of the nation and fostering a sustainable path to development.