Kenya has formally established diplomatic relations with Haiti.
President William Ruto and Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry witnessed the signing of the agreement at the Kenyan Mission in New York, United States.
The agreement signed by Minister Jean Victor Génus and Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua will facilitate cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The President called for a holistic approach that includes political, security, and developmental considerations to effectively address the situation in Haiti.
He said Kenya will do its part in leading a well-resourced and effective Multinational Security Support Mission in the country.
“As the leading nation in the UN-backed security mission in Haiti, we are committed to deploying a specialized team to comprehensively assess the situation and formulate actionable strategies that will lead to long-term solutions,” he said.
Prime Minister Henry said Haiti needs all the necessary support to address immense security, humanitarian, environmental and economic challenges framework for today’s deployment.
He said the people of Haiti look forward to the elimination of criminal gangs that have been inflicting terror since 2021.