The discussions today have been very enlightening. Allow me to commend Kenya for completing the peer review process.

This demonstrates, once again, the relevance of the African Peer Review Mechanism, as a tool to support each other to improve governance and economic opportunity on our continent.

The report’s analysis of the vibrancy and potential of Kenya’s pharmaceutical industry is particularly interesting, given the African Union’s growing focus on pandemic resilience and domestic health financing.

I thank the APRM Secretariat, led by Professor Maloka, as well as the Panel of Eminent Persons, for the careful work that has gone into these reviews.

Let me also take this opportunity and moment to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta, as he concludes his mandate.

Dear brother, thank you for your distinguished service, not only to Kenya, but also to East Africa and Africa as a whole. We look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you for your kind attention.