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In telephone conversation with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Kenyan President commends Lanka’s COVID-19 mitigation measures

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta engaged in a cordial telephone conversation yesterday morning (3).

While expressing satisfaction over the growing bilateral relations between the two countries, the two leaders stressed the need to further enhance this cooperation.

President Kenyatta commended the COVID-19 control measures taken by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the success of the vaccination drive.

He said the vaccination drive which has already covered almost 70% of the population is an example to other nations as well. Though the numbers of COVID-19 patients and the deaths were managed well by controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, President Rajapaksa pointed out that new variants emerged in the middle of this year. The President said that Sri Lanka has always proved to be resilient by facing various challenges in history, and added the country will successfully rise again by controlling the pandemic.

The two leaders also shared views on global and regional issues.

Recalling his close relations with former President and current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed keenness to maintain close relations with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.

Kenya is one of the main countries in East Africa and maintains a long standing friendship with Sri Lanka. The diplomatic relations between the two countries reached 50 years in 2020 while the bilateral cooperation in the economic, trade, investment and political spheres have reached a new height. 

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