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In pictures: Egypt' Sisi lands in Kenya for one-day visit

Saturday 18-02-2017 - 01:36 PM
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi landed in Nairobi Saturday for a one-day visit that will include talks with Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, state news agency MENA reported.

El-Sisi, in his first visit to Kenya, will discuss means of bolstering ties between the two countries.

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In November, Kenya's Vice President William Ruto visited Cairo, discussing with El-Sisi the strengthening of cooperation efforts in various fields between African and Nile Basin countries in particular.

At the time of his visit, Ruto announced that Kenya had exempted Egyptians from the previous necessity to obtain entry visas in advance to visit the country.
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On twitter, Kenya President tweeted from his official account welcoming his Egyptian counterpart and expressing his appreciation to Kenyan-Egyptian partnership "Our friendship has held and deepened, to the point where we now regard Egypt as one of our most valued strategic partners." In another update, he mentioned the long history of the two countries "Our ties go back to pre-colonial days when President Gamal Abdel Nasser provided assistance to Kenyan freedom fighters and others. "
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Kenya and Egypt are working on concluding agreements that will remove hurdles hindering trade and investment between the two countries.

The two leaders spoke on Saturday at State House, Nairobi, when they addressed a joint press briefing after leading their delegations in bilateral talks.

President Kenyatta stressed the need for the two countries to implement agreements they have signed in the past and finalize others.

He said this would especially eliminate double taxation, reciprocate promotion and protect investments.

“It is not enough to sign agreements. We need to ensure they are fully implemented for the mutual benefit of the people of our two countries,” President Kenyatta said.

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