Egypt FM Shoukry delivers written message from Sisi to Kenyan president

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Mar 2024

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry delivered a written message from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto during his visit to Nairobi on Thursday, according to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

Egypt’s FM Sameh Shoukry in his meeting on Thursday with the president of Kenya William Ruto.Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry


The message addressed ways to enhance bilateral relations on both political and economic fronts and emphasized the importance of continued consultation between the two countries in the face of current regional challenges, added the statement.

During his meeting with President Ruto, Shourky highlighted Egypt's keen interest in supporting and enhancing areas of cooperation with Kenya.

According to Shoukry, this includes building upon the outcomes of the Joint Committee and Business Forum and increasing Egyptian investments in sectors prioritized by the Kenyan side, notably infrastructure, housing, transportation, energy, irrigation, agriculture, health, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines.

The meeting also addressed developments of the crisis in the Gaza Strip, with Kenyatta expressing support for the necessary steps to implement the ceasefire and address deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

Discussions also touched upon the latest developments in the Sudanese arena and regional efforts aimed at reaching viable solutions to the crisis, leading to an end to armed conflict and stopping the loss of life.

Both officials stressed the importance of intensifying consultation and joint action between the two countries in this regard, according to the statement.

Additionally, the two sides discussed the increasing risks of ongoing tensions in the Red Sea and its serious implications for the security and safety of navigation and international trade,

For his part, President Ruto affirmed his country's keenness to enhance economic cooperation and implement the memoranda of understanding signed between the two sides during the Joint Committee proceedings.

Earlier, Shoukry and his accompanying delegation participated in the seventh session of the joint foreign ministerial committee between Egypt and Kenya held in the Kenyan capital.

He also took part in a business forum, which will convene on the sidelines of the joint committee.

The forum involved the participation of 25 Egyptian private sector companies alongside the Kenyan companies, aiming to explore opportunities for joint economic and investment cooperation.

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