SPEECH BY AMB. DR. AMINA MOHAMED, EGH, CAV, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DURING STATE LUNCHEON HOSTED IN HONOUR OF H.E. DANNY FAURE, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES, NAIROBI APRIL 3, 2017
Your Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya,
Your Excellency Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles,
Your Excellency, Hon. William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya,
Excellences & Senior Officials of the Government of Seychelles,
Colleagues Cabinet Secretaries,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted to welcome you all to this luncheon hosted by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E Margaret Kenyatta in honour of H.E. Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles, and his distinguished delegation.
The State visit to Kenya by H.E. Danny Faure is a reflection of the warm and enduring partnership between Kenya and the Republic of Seychelles. Mr President, we are very grateful to you for visiting our country and assure you of Kenya’s readiness to deepen our bilateral engagements and in particular to enhance our trade and investment relations.
Our two countries have a long history of cooperation. For many years, we have cooperated on issues of common interest especially in maritime security and transport, tourism and fisheries as well as the export of skilled manpower from Kenya.
Kenya greatly values this partnership and is keen to work with the Government of Seychelles in concluding all the outstanding instruments of cooperation under consideration.
I am confident that our engagements during this visit will lay a firm foundation for harnessing our cooperation across the full spectrum of our national endeavours.
Before inviting H.E the President to speak I would like you to join me in congratulating our first lady H.E Margaret Kenyatta for the honour bestowed on the country in her appointment as fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Cape Town South Africa for her role in women and children health care.
With these remarks, it is now my honour to invite, H.E President, Uhuru Kenyatta to address us.