Costa Rica Opens Embassy in Nairobi, First in Africa

Costa Rica has opened its first embassy in Nairobi, the first in Africa. During an official visit by Costa Rican Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, the two countries signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) namely; MOU on Trade and MOU on Political Consultations.

The MOUs signed on Thursday evening by Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and her visiting counterpart. The MOUs make provisions for regular consultations at bilateral and multilateral level between the two countries.

At bilateral level consultations will cover all aspects of relations and cooperation aimed at strengthening and enhancing friendly relations in political, cultural, economic, commercial, scientific and technical fields.

CS Juma thanked Mr. Gonzalez for his country role in strengthening the United Nations Environment Programme through the UN Environment Assembly in 2017 when Costa Rica was Chair and for opening an embassy in Kenya.