President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a state visit to Kenya to discuss ways of enhancing relations between the two nations.
Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister Ambassador Monica Juma handed over the invitation letter from President Kenyatta today.
"I am pleased to be here to deliver a message from President Kenyatta to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed," she said.
Ambassador Monica Juma added: "First of all I want to congratulate the new premier and the people of Ethiopia through him for what was the political transition which has very good lesson for Ethiopia for managing diversity but also for African continent, and also bringing him a formal invitation for a state visit to Kenya."
The minister further stated that the two countries have always worked together from the beginning. "We expect that the relationship will continue from strength to strength".
Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu who attended the meeting said the premier has accepted the state visit invitation from neighboring Kenya.
Workneh affirmed that the longstanding "excellent" relation between the two nations will continue under the new leadership of Ethiopia.
The two countries have enjoyed good neighborly relations since Kenya's independence.