POSTED AT 07:59 AM 16-03-2019
President Sirisena, Kenyan President to broaden ties
President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly being greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva
President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held bilateral discussions with the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday.
The Kenyan President extended a warm welcome to President Sirisena.
During this meeting, President Sirisena appreciated the government of Kenya for organising this conference in a highly successful manner and further said that as a member country, Sri Lanka will provide its fullest support to implement decisions taken at the conference in the future. The two countries agreed to strengthen ties.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta commended the speech delivered by the President at the conference as well as admired the initiatives of the President as a leader who loves the environment.
Both the leaders paid their attention how to implement the collaborations entered between the two countries during Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Monica Juma’s visit to Sri Lanka.
Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Kenya date back to 1970. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), IORA and G77.
The Kenyan President believed that as a result of President Sirisena’s visit to Kenya the relationship between the two countries will be broadened in the future and the leaders agreed to work in collaboration at internationally.
Meanwhile, a brief meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente was also held in Nairobi.