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.
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.
the time of his visit, Ruto announced that Kenya had exempted Egyptians
from the previous necessity to obtain entry visas in advance to visit
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. "
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.
two leaders spoke on Saturday at State House, Nairobi, when they
addressed a joint press briefing after leading their delegations in
President Kenyatta stressed the need for the two
countries to implement agreements they have signed in the past and
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.