Kenyatta seeks broader ties with Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held bilateral discussions with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday (14).

The Kenyan President extended a warm welcome to Sri Lankan President.

During this meeting, 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.

Kenyatta commended the speech delivered by Sirisena 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 the Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Monica Juma’s visit to Sri Lanka.

Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Kenya dates back to the year 1970. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), and the Group of 77 (G77).

Kenyatta believed that as a result of Sirisena’a 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 the Sri Lankan President and the Prime Minister of Rwanda Edouard Ngirente, was also held in Nairobi.

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