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Kenyatta visits Mozambique to boost trade relations

Thursday March 29 2018

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at JKIA on March 29, 2018 shortly before the President left for Mozambique. The State visit is aimed at deepening trade and bilateral relations. PHOTO | PSCU 

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President Kenyatta travels to Mozambique to deepen trade and bilateral relations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta early Thursday morning travelled to Maputo, Mozambique, for a State visit aimed at fostering trade and boosting bilateral relations.


The plane carrying the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta departed the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 8am.

The key agenda is the blue economy and President Kenyatta and his host President Filipe Nyusi plan to discuss this at length.

The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improving livelihoods and creating jobs while preserving the health of marine and coastal ecosystem.

Kenya will in November this year host a conference on Sustainable Blue Economy.


State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu highlighted Mozambique's wealth in natural gas and offshore wealth, saying it had a lot to share with Kenya.

“Discussions would focus on how to extract resources in a sustainable manner as part of empowering both our economies,” Mr Esipisu said.

The President’s visit will seek to deepen relations between Kenya and Mozambique as well as enhance interactions.

At the JKIA, Deputy President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe led other senior government officials in seeing off the President.