Kibaki Commends Kenya's Ties with Japan
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.
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