Kibaki Com­mends Kenya's Ties with Ja­pan

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Re­tired Pres­i­dent Mwai Kibaki has praised the strong and lon­grun­ning co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Kenya and Ja­pan that has trans­lated to nu­mer­ous so­cial pro­grammes in Kenya.

Mr Kibaki noted that through the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two coun­tries, Kenya has ben­e­fited in var­i­ous devel­op­ment spheres, and more specif­i­cally in tech­no­log­i­cal train­ing, in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment and food se­cu­rity.

“Over the years, Ja­pan has been Kenya’s key devel­op­ment part­ner in sev­eral are­nas es­pe­cially in tech­nol­ogy-based pro­grammes, ed­u­ca­tion, in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment and food se­cu­rity,” he said.

The for­mer Pres­i­dent made the re­marks to­day when he re­ceived the Ja­pan’s Am­bas­sador to Kenya, Tat­sushi Terada who paid him a cour­tesy call at his Nyari of­fice, Nairobi.

Not­ing that co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Kenya and Ja­pan has seen many Kenyans grad­u­ate from Ja­panese uni­ver­si­ties and nu­mer­ous benefits con­ferred to Kenyans right across the coun­try through the work of JICA the for­mer pres­i­dent ex­pressed hope that con­tin­ued co­op­er­a­tion will lead to greater achieve­ments for the mu­tual ben­e­fit of the two na­tions and par­tic­u­larly for Kenya at it en­vis­ages div­i­dends from the Vi­sion 2030.

Mr. Kibaki said; “It is my sin­cere hope that go­ing for­ward the re­la­tion be­tween Kenya and Ja­pan will grow stronger and make the peo­ple of our two na­tions bet­ter friends, and more im­por­tantly even bet­ter trade and devel­op­ment.”

On his part Am­bas­sador Terada main­tained that Kenya con­tin­ues to en­joy cor­dial re­la­tions with his coun­try and that many devel­op­ment pro­grammes aimed at up­lift­ing lives of Kenyans have been ini­ti­ated and sup­ported by Ja­pan.

Terada ex­plained that his gov­ern­ment extends devel­op­ment sup­port to Kenya mainly in hu­man re­source devel­op­ment, agri­cul­ture, en­vi­ron­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, wa­ter and en­ergy sec­tors among oth­ers

DEEP ROOTS: For­mer Pres­i­dent Mwai Kibaki meets the Ja­panese Am­bas­sador to Kenya H.E Tat­sushi Terada who paid him a cour­tesy call at his Nyari of­fice, Nairobi.

WARM RE­LA­TIONS: Kibaki re­ceives H.E


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