Kenya is committed to opening its Embassy in Rabat, according to a statement made by President Ruto, as he also expressed his willingness and commitment to work with the Sovereign of Morocco to strengthen relations between the two countries, which are both committed to raising their bilateral diplomatic relations to the level of strategic partnership in the coming six months.
Following this exchange of greetings between the Kenyan president and the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, it was agreed to immediately accelerate economic, trade and social relations between the two countries, particularly in the areas of fishing, agriculture and food security through the trade of fertilizers, that arrived in the week following the inauguration.
Beyond the hallowed halls of diplomacy, Jayden Dixon Kaburu, an 11-year-old Kenyan boy living in Karatina, a small village in central Kenya, expressed thanks to the Sovereign in a moving letter of thanks on Utamaduni Day (that was addressed and delivered to the Maroc Embassy in Nairobi) and that showed how farming and food prices, both critical to the country, directly affect the parents and children in small Kenyan towns like Karatina.
The Grade 5 Kenyan pupil, in an ingenuous discourse, states that Kenyans and his own parents suffered from the lack of soil nutrients and that he used to work after school to “contribute and lend a helping hand towards putting a meal on the table and pay for the school fees of my older siblings.”
Expressing thanks to the Moroccan people and the, King and hailing the royal gesture as “noble”, the eloquent Jayden Dixon Kaburu prayed that the Sovereign continues his move “as long as we live, so that we, the children of the village, can complete our studies and be able to help our cherished parents in time of need.”
“May God Allah bless your country and your Majesty the King for the noble work done. Once again, thank you in advance,” stated the young child, who signed his letter “your new found friend Jayden Dixon Kaburu”.
King Mohammed VI had congratulated Mr. William Samoei Ruto on his election as the 5th President of Kenya and welcomed the successful unfolding of democratic elections in the country in August 2022, stressing that these things consolidate the position of Kenya as a beacon country in terms of democracy at the continental level.
The Sovereign also welcomed the promise made by the Kenyan President to strengthen and deepen the current bilateral relations between his country and various states in Africa and elsewhere.
President William Ruto, for his part, hailed the leadership of King Mohammed VI in promoting policies of tolerance at the level of the Maghreb region, as well as its contribution to world peace and security.