The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ms Susan N.Mochache and Mr Robert Orina, Enforcement Officer, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) attended the G7 Ministers meeting working together on climate change ,Oceans and Clean Energy conference in Halifax ,Nova Scotia from 18th to 20th September 2018.In addition to the various issues discussed , the Principal Secretary took the opportunity to invite the G7 Ministers and other participants to the Blue Economy Conference which Kenya will co-host with Canada in Nairobi in November this year. Kenya was one of the countries that signed the plastic Oceans Charter during the conference . ... See MoreSee Less
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MONTREAL, Canada, September 21, 2018......Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma held bilateral talks with H.E. Mrs. Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, on the side-lines of the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting in Montreal Canada on September 21, 2018.
The two ministers agreed to initiate political consultations to enhance bilateral and multilateral relations between the two countries.
CS Juma informed her counterpart of the upcoming Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Scheduled for 26 to 28 November 2018 in Nairobi and extended invitation to Bulgaria to participate at the conference. She called for productive engagement of maritime domain.
Areas of collaborative opportunities between the two countries include; ICT, health care, training, agriculture and tourism.
The CS called for increased FDI from Bulgaria and encouraged them to take advantage of Kenya's ICT innovation and ICT hub to advance e-banking technology.
The CS extended invitation to the Foreign Minister to visit Kenya.
STATEMENT BY H.E UHURU KENYATTA, CGH, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Today is the International Day of Peace. Kenyans celebrate that we live in a country that values peace and brotherly unity. In the past half century, we have forged a national ethos founded on a powerful commitment to peace that has sustained us in times of discord and conflict. That spirit has also allowed us to export peace as a champion for peace-building and conflict resolution in a fragile region too often afflicted by war. We are committed, as citizens and as a nation, to remain good neighbours and to continue to stand with all those threatened and victimised by violent conflict.
Five years ago, on the 21st of September 2013, terrorists attacked Westgate Mall and cruelly murdered dozens of our fellow countrymen and our visitors with little discrimination. We will never forget all those who lost their lives on that day. We were hurt deeply by our losses but Kenya was unbowed.
We vowed then to seek out the perpetrators and make them meet the full impact of justice. We have waged an unrelenting war against terrorists, their networks and facilitators. It is a war that we shall not let up, until the day that extremists understand that attacking Kenya is futile for their cause shall never dent the shining destiny of a free and proud people.
Fellow Kenyans, let us today commit ourselves anew to promoting peace, embracing those who are different from us, whether by ethnicity, race, or religion. Let us also be clear in our national resolve to fight with determination and ferocity against all those who would dare attack our peace. We have a precious legacy to strengthen and hand to our children: a peaceful, prosperous and just country, united in defence of all those who call her home.
Thank you, and may God Bless Kenya.
Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma arrived in Canada this afternoon and was received at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Montreal PQ, Canada by Amb. John Lanyasunya, Kenya's High Commissioner to Canada.
The CS who is on a two days official visit to Canada is scheduled to participate in the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting scheduled for 21st to 22nd September 2018 at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
The meeting is hosted by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada and Her Excellency Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.
Among issues to be discussed at the meeting include: Women empowerment, political participation and leadership; Strengthening democracy and resilience in peaceful and inclusive societies; and Advancing global peace, security and prosperity within the framework of a rules based international order.
The CS will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of countries during which she will seek support and participation at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference and sign a framework of cooperation with Canada. ... See MoreSee Less