German MPs in Kenya for Meetings

Deputy Ambassador and Military Attaché meet German MPs at the German Embassy in Nairobi
Hon. Hasselfeldt, the Deputy Ambassador and Military Attaché pose for a photo after a courtesy call to the German Embassy in Nairobi.

Seems to be the season for MPs to travel, we had Kenyan MPs come to Germany for benchmarking (whatever that means) and the Senators on a study visit, and now the German MPs are reciprocating and they were this week in Kenya as well.

The delegation of CDU/CSU MPs was led by Hon. Gerda Hasselfeldt, the Deputy Leader of Majority in the German Parliament and a former Minister of Health and of Urban Development. The group was in Kenya from 14th – 16th April to discuss Kenya-German relations, particularly development cooperation and environmental policy. Regional challenges such as the stabilisation of Somalia and South Sudan as well as refugee flows were also part of the discussions.

German MPs Meet the National Assembly Committee on Defence & Foreign Affairs
Hon. Hasselfeldt and Hon. Ndung’u Gethenji after meeting with the Parliamentary committee on Defence & Foreign Affairs

They met with several individuals while in Nairobi including: the German UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, Leader of Majority in Parliament, Hon. Aden Duale as well as the Chairman of the committee on Defence and Foreign Relations, Hon. Ndung’u Gethenji. The visit demonstrates the high level of cooperation between Parliaments in Germany and Kenya.

Dep Leader of Majority in GER Bundestag Hasselfeldt and colleagues meeting with Hon Aden Duale and Ndungu Gethenji
Hon. Hasselfeldt and the delegation after meeting with Hon. Aden Duale and Hon. Ndung’u Gethenji

This was the first visit of German Parliamentarians following the elections in autumn 2013.

German MPs meet UNEP Executive Director Steiner in Nairobi - Kopie
Hon. Hasselfeldt and the delegation meeting with the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner
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