President William Ruto on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 welcomed five new diplomats to Kenya, highlighting the importance of bilateral ties in a bid to strengthen international relations.

Speaking at State House, Nairobi, President Ruto reiterated Kenya’s commitment to fostering robust relationships with other nations, emphasizing the significance of cooperation in advancing the country’s development agenda.

In a statement, President Ruto stated, “Kenya will enhance its development agenda through robust bilateral relations,” emphasizing the country’s dedication to collaboration on both bilateral and multilateral fronts.

Ambassador Enrique Javier Ochoa Martinez of Mexico echoed this sentiment, expressing Mexico’s unwavering commitment to working closely with Kenya on various initiatives. He commended Kenya’s leadership in the multinational force in Haiti, aimed at promoting peace in the region.

Serbian envoy Danijela Cubrilo Martic and San Marino’s first-ever deployed ambassador to Kenya, Giovani Conti, both expressed their eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties with Kenya, acknowledging the country’s leadership on the international stage.

Furthermore, Eswatini’s non-resident ambassador, Mahlaba Mamba, pledged to enhance the relationship between Kenya and Eswatini, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in fostering mutual growth and development.

Ambassador Martic also expressed gratitude for Kenya’s adherence to international law and the UN Charter by not recognizing Kosovo’s unilateral independence.

Thailand’s envoy, Morakot Janemathukorn, expressed optimism about deepening relations with Kenya, highlighting the potential for increased collaboration between the two nations.