REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY ROBINSON NJERU GITHAE, UPON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF HIS LETTERS OF CREDENCE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
November 18, 2014
It is a great honor and indeed an immense privilege for me to present to you the letter of Credence by which His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta appoints me as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kenya.
I wish, from the onset, to convey to you and to the people of the United States of America, the cordial greetings and best wishes of the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Government and the people of Kenya remain cognizant of the warm and cordial bilateral relations that the two countries have enjoyed since Kenya attained her independence. The Government thereby attaches great importance to maintaining and further strengthening these solid and profound ties.
We are proud to note Mr. President, that over the years, the Government of the United States has been a valuable ally to Kenya in various diverse areas ranging from military cooperation, technical cooperation, promotion of human rights, the fight against international terrorism, enhancement of peace in the east and horn of Africa regions, and promotion of bilateral trade and investment. We are keen to enhance this cherished longstanding relationship.
I wish to congratulate you Mr. President for your continued dedication to searching for new avenues of spurring development in the African Continent. The inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit which you successfully hosted in August this year was a clear reaffirmation of the friendship and goodwill of the United States towards Africa.
I wish to solemnly assure you that during my tenure in office, I will spare no effort to further strengthen the friendly relations between Kenya and the United States. I am sure Mr. President, that in this endeavor, I will have the privilege of your assistance and that of your government.
I wish to conclude this brief statement by expressing my family’s warmest greetings and best wishes to you and your family.