Nairobi, June 15. The Foreign Service Academy of Kenya and the Higher Institute of International Relations of Cuba “Raúl Roa García”, took another step today in strengthening cooperation ties, as a Spanish language course for 23 cadets of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the African country was officially opened in Nairobi.
The course, taught by ISRI’s professor Arsenio Lesmes Mouriz, takes place at the Kenyan Government School, and the opening ceremony was attended by Tom Amolo, Diplomatic Political Secretary and Lucy Kiruthu, Americas Director, both from the Kenyan Foreign Ministry; as well as Simon Nabukwesi, Director of the Foreign Service Academy and Ernesto Gómez Díaz, Cuban Ambassador.
In his emotional intervention, Simon Nabukwesi recalled his years as Ambassador to Cuba and reiterated his country's commitment to continue strengthening cooperation relations with the Caribbean island. For his part, the Cuban Ambassador in Kenya pointed out that this course could serve as an impetus to develop other cooperation actions in different fields, and he appreciated the warm welcome received by the professor from his arrival in Nairobi.
Professor Lesmes thanked the conditions created in Kenya for the learning of this language and reiterated his commitment to work hard with the students, who are very motivated and interested in the course. The official ceremony was closed by Ambassador Amolo’s remark, who recognized the importance for Kenya to diversify cooperation relations with Cuba, while urging students to advance in the study of the Spanish language as an essential tool for their future professional performance.