Ruto urge Republic of Congo to ratify Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

Deputy President William Ruto has urged the Republic of Congo to join the nine African countries that have so far ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that is aims to enhance economic development of 26 countries in the continent.


Mr Ruto said ratifying TFTA would provide a broader market to more than 650 million people in 26 countries and an estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US Dollars 1.3 trillion per annum.


The Deputy President made the remarks when he witnessed the signing of a framework agreement for cooperation between Kenya and the Government of the Republic of Congo at the office of the Prime Minister Clement Mouamba in Brazzaville city.


The cooperation was in areas of mutual interest including political consultations, economics, trade and investment, agriculture, science and technology, culture and arts, education, health, media and film and sports


Kenya’s Minister for Mining and Petroleum John Munyes and his Republic of Congo Foreign Affairs and Cooperation counterpart Jean Claude Gakosso signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments.