Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi on September 19th 2012, presented her credentials to the Kenyan President His Excellency Mwai Kibaki at state house in Nairobi. The new High Commissioner who replaces George Kayonga presented her credentials accompanied by the First Counsellor Mr. Ephreim Murenzi and the First Secretary Mr. Gerald Mbanda.
During the ceremony, High commissioner Karitanyi informed president Kibaki that The government and the people of Rwanda treasure the existing warm relations, and she will endeavor to promote the existing good relations and active bilateral cooperation between Rwanda and Kenya and also strengthen the excellent solidarity and friendship, among the people of the two countries.
The government of Rwanda remains firmly committed to bringing and maintaining peace and regional stability. In this regard, Rwanda will continue to play a leading role in the East African Standby Force, and also support regional initiatives aimed at enhancing peace, integration and development; the new High Commissioner emphasized.
High Commissioner Karitanyi thanked President Kibaki and his government for the role played in regional integration, noting the encouraging progress of the Customs Union and Common market Protocol which underscores the serious determination of the East African leadership and citizens to construct a powerful and sustainable East African political and economic block.
On his part, the Kenyan President His Excellency Mwai Kibaki informed the new High commissioner and her delegation, that he is happy to be working with the government of Rwanda as one of Kenya’s strategic partners noting that already a lot has been achieved in various areas of cooperation.
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