Kenya, Djibouti sign four pacts to deepen trade and bilateral ties

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Kenya and Djibouti today signed four agreements, including two on trade and visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders, aimed at boosting trade and deepening bilateral links.

The deals also include a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the livestock sector and an agreement on reciprocal promotion and protection of investments.

The agreements were signed at State House, Nairobi, where President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who is on a three-day State visit to Kenya.

Mr Kenyatta said the partnership that has existed between Kenya and Djibouti has been strong and efforts were being made to make the cooperation more fruitful.

The Kenyan president, who spoke after holding a private meeting with his guest, said the two nations face the same kind of challenges in a region that has for decades been ravaged by conflicts and modern forms of organised crime like terrorism.

“We have talked about how to strengthen our cooperation and to secure our nations. Both our nations are in a very troubled region and we talked on how to secure the safety and prosperity of our people,” said President Kenyatta.

Mr Guelleh said Djibouti desires to strengthen its partnership with Kenya in developing the region and making it peaceful.

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