Kenya – The first stop in President Iohannis’ ten-day tour of Africa

Before departure, Iohannis decorated the African presidents he is visiting.

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President Klaus Iohannis, accompanied by his wife, began his ten-day tour in Africa on Tuesday, with the first stop being Kenya, where the head of state was welcomed by his African counterpart, William Ruto. Iohannis is expected to stay in Africa until November 23, visiting Tanzania, Cabo Verde, and Senegal.

Klaus Iohannis arrived in Africa with Carmen Iohannis. On Tuesday morning, they were received at State House Nairobi by the President of Kenya, William Ruto.

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday in Nairobi that he shared with his Kenyan counterpart ‘Romania’s vision for revitalizing our relations with the countries of the African continent, with Kenya playing an essential role in our country’s strategic endeavors.’

The head of state mentioned that the African country ‘is one of Romania’s traditional friends in East Africa.’ “We agreed to develop cooperation in areas crucial for both Romania and Kenya: environmental protection and climate change, civil protection, education, digitization, green energy,” Iohannis added.

“Kenya is an example of political stability and democratic transition in East Africa and, at the same time, an economic, financial, transport, and sustainable development hub for the entire region. Our consultations today have reaffirmed that we have common areas of interest and similar positions on current global challenges. Thus, we agreed to develop cooperation in areas crucial for both Romania and Kenya: environmental protection and climate change, civil protection, education, digitization, and green energy,” added Iohannis.

After the meeting with the Kenyan president, Iohannis has the following schedule on Tuesday: 13:30 (Romania time) – laying a wreath at the Mausoleum of Jomo Kenyatta, 14:05 – visit to the United Nations Office at Nairobi, where he will meet with the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), according to the official agenda published by the Presidential Administration.On Wednesday, November 15, there is no events in the president’s agenda.

On Thursday, according to the agenda, Klaus Iohannis is expected to be in Kenya, Nairobi. There is only one event on the agenda at 10:00 – a visit to Uthiru Girls High School.

The other days when Iohannis is expected to be in Africa are not yet marked in the public agenda.

Iohannis will stay in Africa until November 23, also visiting Tanzania, Cabo Verde, and Senegal.

Before leaving for the tour in Africa – the third this year, following those in Asia and South America, President Klaus Iohannis decorated his counterparts from Kenya, Tanzania, Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde), and Senegal, conferring upon them the National Order ‘The Star of Romania’ in the rank of Collar.

According to the decrees published on Monday in the Official Gazette, Iohannis decorated President William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto of Kenya, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, President Jose Maria Neves of Cape Verde, and President Macky Sall of Senegal with the National Order ‘The Star of Romania’ in the rank of Collar, as a sign of ‘high appreciation for the exceptional contribution to the development of friendship and collaboration’ between Romania and the four African states.

Iohannis signed these decrees on Friday.

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1 Comment
  1. Panagiotis Spyridis says

    OK let us start the day with a fun note: Has he gone there to ask back the 1 Million donated vaccines ?

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