The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, made yesterday in Kenya the first day of his second tour of Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first visit of a head of Spanish diplomacy to Kenya since 1979, when Marcelino Oreja included this country in another tour of four African states.
Borrell met yesterday with the Minister of the Treasury, Henry Rotich, with whom he discussed “the potential of Spain and its companies in the implementation of the agenda of growth and development in the country”, as published by the Spanish minister himself in his Twitter account. In statements to the agency Efe, Borrell said yesterday in Nairobi that “Kenya is a country that is growing above 6% annually” and whose political stability “offers investment opportunities” to Spanish companies.
He then visited the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, where he discussed the UN reform process and Kenya’s development agenda with the resident coordinator, Siddharth Chatteejee, and Ambassador Ruth Kagia of the Office of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Borrell, who travels with the director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Aina Calvo, held a working lunch with representatives of UNON, UNEP and UN-HABITAT, with whom he spoke about Agenda 2030, climate change and the urban agenda. The day concluded with a reception to the Spanish colony at the Residence of Ambassador Javier García de Viedma.