Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 December 2009

Sweden Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunilla Carlsson to head EU Troika to Kenya

 


 

 

Sweden Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunilla Carlsson to head EU Troika to Kenya

 

 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 9, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Thursday 10 December, Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson will head an EU Troika to Kenya to convey, at the highest political level, the EU’s strong commitment, support for and expectations of prompt implementation of necessary reforms in Kenya.

 

The EU Troika will meet Kenya’s President Kibaki, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ms Carlsson will also meet representatives of civil society in Kenya.

 

Kenya plays an important role in the region and in Africa. During the EU visit, the Swedish Presidency will emphasise the importance of continued close dialogue, political leadership and respect for human rights, and reiterates that the EU is prepared to continue to support peaceful and democratic development.

 

 

 

Contact:

Peter Larsson

Press Secretary to Gunilla Carlsson

+46 8 405 59 39

+46 70 283 95 97

 

SOURCE 

Sweden – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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