The Americas Directorate is a vibrant and effective Directorate, responsible for contributing to the promotion and improvement of Kenya’s interests in the Americas region.
The Directorate’s mission is to pursue political and socio-economic advancement for national benefit; through effective Diplomatic engagement with the following countries/organizations in the Americas region: U.S.A., Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Bahamas, St. Vincent & Grenada, Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname, Grenada, Haiti, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, GRULAC (Group of Latin & Caribbean States), Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), Organization of American States (OAS), and Caribbean Community & Common Market (CARICOM).
Our activities include:-
- Liaising with Kenya missions/Honorary Consulates in the Americas region;
- Liaising and coordinating bilateral activities between Missions accredited in Nairobi and Government/Public institutions;
- Facilitating and concluding Joint Commissions of Cooperation (JCCs);
- Monitoring and implementing MOUs/Agreements within the Americas Region;
- Facilitating State and other official visits including benchmarking missions to and from the Americas Region;
- Among others.
- Kenya Embassy, Washington D.C. – accredited to Mexico; (Kenya is also represented in the US by the Kenya
- Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and Kenya Consulate General in Los Angeles);
- Kenya High Commission, Ottawa – accredited to Cuba and Honorary Consulate in Vancouver;
- Kenya Embassy, Brazil – accredited to Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia;
Plans are underway to establish a resident Mission in Havana, Cuba and appoint Honorary Consuls in the following regions:-
- USA –Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Seattle, Washington.
- Argentina – Buenos Aires
- Chile – Santiago
- Mexico – Mexico City
- Venezuela – Caracas
- Colombia – Bogota
- Trinidad and Tobago – Port of Spain