Oct 21, 2021

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Kenya, Burundi deepen trade ties for united East African Community

President Kenyatta spoke to the press shortly after the bilateral talks about the fact that the agreement is primarily aimed at promoting sustainable socio-economic development.

“Cooperation between our countries is based on a solid foundation of common ground Values ​​and principles – to promote sustainable socio-economic development and transformation, a vibrant and unified East African community, and an integrated and prosperous Africa, ”he said.

In terms of trade and investment, the two nations explored the immeasurable Opportunities Potential to increase value and volume.

Your trade ministers have been instructed to review and remove bottlenecks and trade barriers and the use of Lake Victoria for transportation and livelihood.

President Kenyatta said they had productive consultations to strengthen and deepen trade ties for one united e and vibrant East African Community (EAC). They agreed to renew a joint standing commission signed in 2008.

The ministers of the federal states will shortly convene the next meeting within the framework of the EAC and the rapid implementation of the old and new technical cooperation agreements

Public Service

The agreements signed by President Kenyatta and President Ndayishimiye, accompanied by their respective cabinet members, contained a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and one more on the Public Service.

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The two also signed an MoU on foreign affairs o opportunities to promote policy consultation and development cooperation and one on sport culture and heritage to promote sport and culture Tourism and people-to-people promotion rel

Kenya and Burundi also agreed to give priority to education .

Regarding regional cooperation, they freed themselves on development issues in the EAC and reaffirmed their commitment to working together in promoting community integration in the 2023 Agenda.

They agreed also looks forward to continuing to work together at United Nations level to advance the common African agenda for integration and sustainable development.

Burundi’s gratitude

In his address, President Ndayishimiye referred to the visit as a great opportunity for the two countries to strengthen their friendship and cooperation.

He praised Kenya’s role in peace keeping trending initiatives in Burundi, facilitating trade through the port of Mombasa and the economy. He also praised President Kenyatta for his personal commitment to political progress in Burundi.

“Burundi appreciates the level of cooperation between the two Countries wholeheartedly and hopes that the signed agreements will actually be implemented. ” for mutual benefit, “he said.

President Ndayishimiye said a permanent joint commission between countries is still the best mechanism to achieve these goals.

” There is There is still room for improvement in the remaining integration steps, “he said.

The Burundian head of state invited Kenyan business people to invest in his country and said there were opportunities in sectors such as agriculture, services, health, education, Tourism, transport, banking and ICT

He said that after the successful parliamentary elections last year, Burundi has regained peace, security and stability and is no longer on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council African Union stand.

“We are determined to improve the business climate and encourage you to take advantage of the business opportunities available,” he said.

Further commitments

The b The Urundian President arrived in Kisumu on Monday morning accompanied by First Lady Angeline Ndayishimiye. He was received by the chairman of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Raila Odinga, at Kisumu International Airport.

President Ndayishimiye received 40 high quality cows after talks with President Kenyatta.

Ms. Ndashimiye and Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were due to visit the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, popularly known as the Russia Hospital, and later the Impala Sanctuary for a cultural event on Monday afternoon.

They will be gathering by Dorothy Nyong’o and Equity Bank Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Polycarp Igathe, for a hospital tree-planting event.

Working with Kisumu County health workers, around 7,000 trees will be planted according to Equity’s plan. Plant 35 million Trees and support the government’s agenda to increase Kenya’s forest area to 10 percent by 2022.

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