Kenya’s Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade is currently in Berlin. She has been meeting key officials in the city, discussing bilateral ties between Kenya and Germany.
She held a press conference together with Germany’s Foreign Minister Steinmeier, in Berlin and discussed further cooperation. Steinmeier noted that Kenya is the anchor of stability in the East African region and also remains the economic hub in the region. In his speech he mentioned:
Kenya is a good illustration of the fact that Africa is changing quicker than European perceptions of the continent. We still view Africa as a continent plagued by crises and conflicts. And although it does have plenty of those, that’s not the whole picture. If we were to look at a large swathe of East Africa, for example, we could not overlook the emergence of anchors of stability such as Kenya, anchors we need to deal with the trouble spots.
Amb. Mohammed and Min. Steinmeier also spoke about Somalia and Southern Sudan.
During her visit, she also met with Germany’s former President, Horst Kölhler and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ambassadors. IGAD members include: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Southern Sudan and Somalia.