News Center –TDO- Kenya’s Chargé d’Affaires to Turkey Nathaniel Leinoi Taama hosted a reception at Ankara Swiss Hotel on the purpose of celebrating the 55th anniversary of ‘Kenya Jamhuri (Independence) Day’.
Kenya’s Chargé d’Affaires to Turkey Nathaniel Leinoi Taama greeted the guests. Turkish deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization Fatma Varank and Turkish Foreign Ministry's Director General for Africa Ahmet Rıza Demirer attended to the reception. The guest list of the reception also included heads of foreign missions, military attaches in Ankara, as well as officials from Turkish Armed Forces and local journalists.
Following the singing of the national anthems of the two countries, Chargé d’Affaires Nathaniel Leinoi Taama delivered a speech in which he said: “A historical and glorious day for Kenya today. When we look back on the past, we see brave and visionary men and women who sacrificed their lives ".
Expressing that Kenya is evolving into a strong democracy, Taama said his country also has the most vibrant and diverse economy in the region.
He also said: “Today, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Kenya and Turkey.”
In addition to the discovery of oil and gas deposits in Kenya, Taama said that serious investments were made in sectors such as production, agriculture, finance, infrastructure and energy. Thus, his country has become the key point of global portfolios for both foreign and Turkish investors.
Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization Fatma Varank also made a speech at the reception. She told the audience that she was delighted and honored to attend the 55th anniversary celebration of Kenya's independence.
She also said: “Within the scope of our Africa Partnership Policy, we attach importance to improving our relations with Kenya, which has a predominant position in the African continent.”
After the speeches, Deputy Minister Varank and Chargé d’Affaires Taama cut the celebration cake.