Kenya and Egypt Sign Agreement on Trade, Agriculture and Energy

Kenya and Egypt Sign Agreement on Trade, Agriculture and Energy

Kenya and Egypt today signed an agreement that seeks to deepen cooperation across various fields including trade, investment, agriculture, tourism, energy, and infrastructure development. This came during the 7th Session of the Kenya-Egypt Joint Commission for Cooperation held in Nairobi this week.

Kenya and Egypt agreements signed

The two countries signed four agreements to boost ties:

  • A MOU on Maritime Affairs
  • A MOU on Veterinary Services
  • A MOU on Renewable Energy
  • A MOU on Fine Arts

The meeting was led by the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Dr. Musalia Mudavadi and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

In in their speech, the two ministers highlighted the longstanding historical relations between Kenya and Egypt, which marked 60 years of diplomatic ties this year. They committed to maintaining high-level political exchanges and consultations on African and global affairs.

The ministers urged the private sector business communities to explore avenues to boost bilateral trade through investment delegations and diversifying trade products.

On regional issues, Kenya and Egypt agreed to closely coordinate efforts towards peace and stability in Somalia, Sudan and the Horn of Africa region. They also called for implementation of UN resolutions to allow humanitarian access to Gaza.

Discussions also covered renewable energy uptake, sustainable development, and actualizing the African Union's Agenda 2063 vision.

The next Joint Commission meeting is expected to convene in Cairo in 2026.

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