Russian Ambassador to Kenya Alexander Makarenko on Tuesday hosted a reception to mark the Diplomat’s Day at the Embassy.
The guests who included representatives of Kenya Foreign Affairs ministry, diplomats of various countries accredited to the Republic of Kenya, heads of international organizations and other special guests were also treated to an art exhibition by local artists.
And in a message to all Russian diplomats, President Vladimir Putin lauded current and former Foreign Ministry personnel for their “energetic efforts in all areas and helping to strengthen peace, stability and security globally.
Russia’s diplomacy has a long and glorious history and our diplomats have always remained true to their professional duties and served the homeland with honour,” he said.
The day, origins of which date back to the 9th century when a young Russian state began concluding its first agreements with Byzantine Empire, is marked annually to honour the country’s diplomats.