Nairobi exempts Egyptians from entry visas: Kenyan vice president

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Nov 2016

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with Kenyan vice president William Ruto in Cairo (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's Presidency)

Kenya has exempted pre-obtained entry visas for Egyptians looking to visit the country, the vice president of Kenya William Ruto announced during a visit to Cairo.

Ruto said at a press conference that Egyptians can now obtain their visas to the fellow African country upon arrival in Kenya.

Ruto’s visit came at the behest of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, where the vice president discussed bolstering the relationship between Egypt and Kenya in meetings with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The Kenyan official expressed to El-Sisi Kenya’s appreciation of the technical support that Egypt provides in terms of human resources training as well as the importance of continued work between African nations in different fields.

El-Sisi expressed his regards for his Kenyan counterpart and stressed Egypt’s keenness on strengthening work in different fields with all African countries and Nile basin countries in particular, especially in projects related to infrastructure to accomplish mutual interests.

He also stressed the importance of trade agreements between Egypt and Kenya, which are estimated at $568 million. 

“We hope that this number increases due to the nature of our special relations,” the Kenyan vice president said.

The Kenyan official also met with Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail to discuss issues related to security and peace as well as cooperation between both countries in combating extremism and terrorism.

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