back to top

    Historic Diplomatic Milestone: Polish President’s First Official Visit to Kenya in 61 Years

    Polish President Andrzej Duda is currently on his first official visit to Kenya in 61 years, marking a significant diplomatic milestone. Duda is engaged in crucial discussions with Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto on economic relations, agricultural collaboration, and addressing the food and energy crisis resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    After an official welcome ceremony, Duda and Ruto held private talks before leading delegation discussions. President Duda emphasized the historical significance of the visit during a press conference, highlighting it as the first time a Polish leader has visited Kenya since diplomatic relations were established six decades ago.

    Duda discussed economic ties, agricultural collaboration, and advancements in environmental protection technologies, including renewable energy sources like hydro and wind power. He mentioned a previous economic forum in Nairobi and an upcoming business meeting for entrepreneurs under presidential patronage.

    Ceremonies during delegation talks included the signing of memorandums, particularly in agriculture and rural development. Duda highlighted Poland’s expertise in modern dairy production, being one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of products such as powdered milk.

    The visit will conclude with an evening meeting between the Presidential Couple and representatives of the Polish diaspora in Kenya, further strengthening cultural and community ties between the two nations.

    More in section