Kenya and Haiti now have official diplomatic ties. The agreement was signed in the Kenyan Mission in New York, United States, in front of President William Ruto and Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
Cooperation in areas of shared interest will be made easier according to the agreement Minister Jean Victor Génus and Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua signed.
To successfully handle the situation in Haiti, the President urged a comprehensive strategy that takes into account political, security, and developmental factors.
He said that Kenya will play a role in directing an efficient and well-resourced Multinational Security Support Mission in the nation.
“We are committed to deploying a specialised team to assess the situation and formulate actionable strategies that will lead to long-term solutions,” he explained.
Haiti, according to Prime Minister Henry, needs all the help it can get to overcome its many problems.
He claimed that since 2021, criminal gangs have terrorised the people of Haiti, and they eagerly anticipate their destruction.
President Ruto urged the international community to mobilise resources for the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration during the high-level opening session of the Climate Ambition Summit at the United Nations General Assembly.
The most effective answer to the climate change issue, according to him, is provided by the resolutions of the Africa Climate Summit, which link economic growth with climate action.
“The industrial and socio-economic transformation of Africa and the developing countries is, at the same time, the surest pathway to effective implementation of global climate action,” he said.