[24th January 2015]


His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. Signs the Foreign Policy and Diapora Policy Documents during the Launch Ceremony on 20th January, 2015 in Nairobi.

On 20th January, 2015, His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, launched redefined Foreign Policy and Diaspora Policy documents, making them public for the first time in history. The documents will ensure proper support of dynamic mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral relations in trade, investment, taxation, and other areas of national development agenda.

The Foreign policy which is meant to guide Kenya's foreign relations and engagement with the international partners is pegged on five pillars namely: Economic Diplomacy; Peace Diplomacy; Environment Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy, and Diaspora Diplomacy. The policy is inclined towards upholding sovereignty, promoting universal peace and fostering better relations with Kenya's neighbors, the rest of African Continent and the world at large.

On the other hand, the Diaspora Policy is meant to mainstream and empower Kenyans abroad to effectively make significant contributions to Kenya's transformation agenda. Thorough the policy, the Government will develop and implement an integrated Diaspora Information System through which the Diaspora can be sustainably integrated into the National development agenda. Efforts by the Kenya Government to embrace the Diaspora have been recognized by the African Union in January 2014, when the Ordinary Session of the Executive Council accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute of Remittance (AIR), which will be a cornerstone in harnessing Diaspora resources for social and economic development in Africa.

Kenya Foreign Policy and Diaspora Policy Documents

H.E. the President arrives for the launch at KICC, on His right is Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Hon. Amb Amina Mohamed


Seated: In a Symposium panel discussion

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