I have the honour to present to Your Excellency the Letter of Recall of my Predecessor and my Credentials by which His Excellency the President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko has appointed me to be the next Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Kenya.
Kenya is an important partner for Ukraine with its untapped potential for foreign companies, businesses and investors. Its fast-growing economy is yet another reason, which justifies Ukraine’s diplomatic presence in the country, and motivates my Government to strengthen our bilateral ties.
My Government is pleased to observe the augmenting political dialogue between Ukraine and Kenya which has been steadily enhanced for the last three years. We believe that by continuing on the same pace we could build up mutually beneficial, but also truly sincere and reliable relations between our countries.
My Foreign Minister was happy to pay an official visit to Kenya this May, I also believe that a visit by Kenya’s Foreign Minister to Ukraine early next year will become a good platform for cementing our goals, including through concluding a number of important bilateral agreements.
Ukraine is keen to explore potentially beneficial areas of cooperation that could be compliant both with my Government’s goals and Kenya’s Big Four Policy, specifically in trade and economy, agriculture and machinery, health and education.
Your Excellency, our Governments share same steady commitment to peace and security. That is why Ukraine supports Kenya’s candidature to UN Security Council for the term 2021-2022.
I believe that by strengthening our mutual support on the international arena we could overcome some of today’s challenges. Ukraine would highly appreciate Kenya’s continuous support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
I am confident, Excellency, I will have your support and that of your Government towards the goal of further promoting different dimensions of our bilateral cooperation in the years to come.
Allow me Your Excellency to present the Compliments of my Head of State and the People of Ukraine to you personally and, through you, to the people of Kenya.
It is my earnest hope that I shall succeed in my endeavours to promote further the relations that exist between our two countries.