Kenya, Egypt to enhance trade and security collaborations

By KASS Online

Kenya and Egypt have agreed to enhance partnership in trade and security as a part of the continental move to enhance intra-African trade.

The agreements were revealed Wednesday after a meeting between National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Egyptian counterpart, Speaker of House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal.

Mr. Mutiri noted that the two countries have had close relations for long both in trade and the fight against terror – which has been a thorn in the flesh for both states.

“Egypt and we have in the past suffered attacks from terrorists. We are grateful for your assistance in combating extremism and we look forward to our continued partnership,” he said.

Muturi further said asked Egypt – which is the country’s top tea importer to enhance trade with Kenya.

He also welcomed Egyptian investors into the country saying that the government was currently exploring development in four priority areas namely healthcare, manufacturing, food security, and healthcare.

On his part, speaker Abdel Aal observed that Egypt was keen on collaborating with Kenya in the development of healthcare infrastructure as well as in the training for healthcare providers.