Diplomacy

Africa Day Celebration 2021

Today Ambassador Josphat K.Maikara, MBS in his capacity as Dean of the African Group of Ambassadors at the 2021 #Africaday celebrations, espoused the need to tap into Africa’s heritage and cultural diversity as a catalyst for socio-economic development and integration of the African continent.

The celebrations were held at the Diplomatic Academy of Angola and the chief guest was H.E. Domingos Vieira Lopes, Secretary of State for International Cooperation representing H.E. Téte António, Minister for External Relations of Angola.

In addition, the African Group of Ambassadors donated Kwanzas 3,271,000.00 to the campaign “Abraço Solidário, Somos Angola” towards humanitarian assistance to victims affected by the drought in southern Angola.

Full Remarks in English: https://kenyaembassyangola.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFRICA-DAY-2021-REMARKS-24-MAY-2021.pdf

Full Remarks in Portuguese: https://kenyaembassyangola.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFRICA-DAY-2021-REMARKS-24-MAY-2021Port.pdf

AFRICA DAY 2020 IN ANGOLA

On 25th May 2020, marked the 57th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU). In this year’s celebrations, Amb. Josphat K. Maikara, MBS in his capacity as the Dean of the Group of African Ambassadors and Ambassador of Kenya in Angola, participated in a virtual public lecture titled, “COVID-19 IMPACT AND RESPONSE FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT”, organized by the Ministry of External Relations of the Republic of Angola. The Chief Guest at the lecture was H.E. Amb. Tête António, Minister for External Relations for the Republic of Angola.

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AMBASSADOR VISITS BENGO PROVINCE

On 17th March 2020, Ambassador Josphat k. Maikara, MBS undertook a one-day official visit to Bengo Province. The visit in line with the Mission’s mandate of enhancing bilateral relations between Kenya and Angola and was geared at identifying possible areas of cooperation specifically in Bengo Province.

During the visit, the Ambassador was received by H.E. Mara Baptista Quiosa, Governor of Bengo where they held fruitful discussions on an array of issues mainly in the sectors of tourism and agriculture. 

Amb. Josphat K. Maikara (left) welcomed by Governor Mara Baptista Quiosa

Ambassador Maikara informed that Bengo Province has immense potential to develop its tourism sector. It has the necessary resources, in land, beaches and historical sites that can be developed to attract tourists. The Ambassador pointed out that, Kenya being one of the leading and respected tourist destinations in Africa, can be of great benefit to Angola and in particular Bengo Province in areas of capacity building to ensure the right experts and human resource is nurtured and attracting necessary investment.

In agriculture sector, the Province is the main producer of Bananas in Angola both for the domestic and international market. Angola and indeed Bengo has vast last land to turn it into a food basket for the entire continent. The Ambassador reiterated that in the spirit of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, African countries are being encouraged to produce and invest in and for Africa; Kenya has many agricultural experts that can assist Angola in this sector. 

On the other hand, Governor Mara Quiosa concurred on the need to enhance cooperation, and welcomed the Ambassador’s proposals for capacity building and investment as they fall in line with the Government of Angola’s ambition to diversify its economy. Further discussions are to be held on this front.

In addition, it was agreed that the Governor undertakes a benchmarking visit to Kenya and establish a twinning project with one of the Counties in Kenya. 

The Ambassador toured the Municipality of Ambriz, one of the six municipalities of Bengo of Province and visited the Açude tourism zone which included a fortress, the Slaves House historical site and the Kinfuca beach. In the capital of the Province, Caxito, the Ambassador visited one of the biggest Banana farms owned by the Nova Agrolider Group. 

The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Andrew Mujivane and Mr. David Cassanga from the Kenya Embassy in Luanda.

View the full gallery here: https://kenyaembassyangola.com/galleries/ambassador-visits-bengo-province/

56th Independence Day Anniversary

On 10th December, 2019 we hosted a well attended 56th Independence Day Anniversary.  The  Republic of Angola was represented by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of External  Relations Amb.  Domingos  Lopes . 

I articulated our quest to be elected to the UNSC 2021 – 2022 period and the key issues we shall focus on if elected in June 2020.  I explained the process we followed to be endorsed by the African union.  It went very well.  We thank God for everything.

View Gallery Here: https://kenyaembassyangola.com/galleries/56th-independence-day-anniversary/