Uhuru and Geingob to promote tourism, mining sectors

Uhuru and Geingob to promote tourism, mining sectors
By PHILIP MOMANYI MAOSA
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Kenya and Namibia have signed agreements to strengthen essential sectors such as tourism, fisheries and mining.

During their joint press conference at State House, Nairobi, on Friday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said they will strive to encourage political consultation and advance the youth agenda.

President Kenyatta said the agreements present new opportunities and give traction to bilateral relations between the two countries.

“Our two countries share similar aspirations and challenges, and we can draw from each other’s experiences to complement the expertise and the comparative advantage of each country to further our respective national development agenda,” he said.

He commended the successful discussions between the countries’ Foreign ministers that led to inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation, although it has been dormant for about two decades.

Mr Kenyatta cited education – particularly in the areas of basic, vocational and university training – as one of the important areas of cooperation that should be cultivated.

“We further look forward to strengthening cooperation in the health sector with enhanced transfer exchange of health workers, particularly in specialised areas of health services.”

President Hage Geingob further said that unity and partnership are important if African countries are to achieve “economic emancipation and eradicate poverty and hunger”.

Mr Geingob arrived in the country today for bilateral talks. He has also been invited to attend the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kakamega County tomorrow.

Mr Kenyatta applauded his counterpart’s visionary leadership, saying that it is in line with his development agenda for Kenyans.