Ruto opens first Kenyan embassy in Senegal

Thursday, January 26th, 2023 20:24 | By
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President William Ruto at a past event. PHOTO/File

President William Ruto on Thursday, January 26, 2023, officiated the opening of the Kenya Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

The move is meant to enhance diplomatic ties with the African States to unlock trade and investment opportunities for Kenyans.

Speaking during the official opening, the President assured investors that the Government would support them to access investment opportunities across the continent. He also said that the government would engage other African governments to nurture mutually beneficial relations.

The Kenyan chancery in Senegal is the first in Francophone Africa and will serve the region.

The Head of State was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Korir Sing'oei and Kenyan Ambassador to Senegal Purity Muhindi.

At the same function, the President announced that Kenya would open an embassy in Rabat, Morocco, later in the year.

"We will continue to push the limits for our investors and businesspeople to access more markets in Africa," he said.

Ruto additionally underscored that Africa would account for 25 per cent of the world population by 2050, a market that Kenya must plan and strategise for.

He also expressed optimism that the embassy will help ease services and be a link to the government of Senegal and the private sector.

Later, the country's first-in-command met Kenyans living in Senegal.

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