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The Egyptian Ambassador meets the Prime Minister and the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Wael Nasr al-Din Attia met with Musalia Mudavadi, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of Kenya, where they discussed regional and international issues of common interest, ways to strengthen bilateral relations, and the ongoing preparations for Nairobi to host the seventh round of the joint committee between the two countries during the first quarter of this year. Which coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them.

During the meeting, Nasr El-Din expressed Egypt’s appreciation for the role played by Kenya as a pillar of stability in the East African region, and its keenness to continue coordination on ways to contain crises, settle conflicts, and prevent the expansion of the circle of regional tension, especially in light of the recent developments in Somalia.

For his part, the Kenyan Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates affirmed his country’s appreciation for the distinguished bilateral relations with Egypt, its interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation in all fields, and in removing obstacles to freedom of trade between the two countries. He expressed in particular his country’s welcome to benefit from Egypt’s expertise in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, renewable energy generation, industry and infrastructure, and to encourage Egyptian companies to work and invest in Kenya, promising to provide them with the necessary facilities. Mudavadi highlighted the keenness to continue coordination between Egypt and Kenya to protect the East Africa and Horn of Africa regions from the scourge of war and terrorism.

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