TRADE, INVESTMENT BILATERAL RELATIONS TO TOP KENYAN PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO BRITAIN

NAIROBI– Trade, investment and bilateral relations will top President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda when he visits Britain this week for the Commonwealth summit.

The President leave Monday for the five-day visit with his mind set on boosting trade ties with Britain and other Commonwealth countries as well as diversifying investments that Kenya attracts.

He will be among leaders from 53 Commonwealth countries who will gather in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Monday to Friday.

The President intends to aggressively promote Kenya as a preferred destination for investors at the summit’s high-profile forums that will bring together leaders of Government and investors. Diplomacy, security and regional development priorities are also part of the President’s agenda during the visit.

The President is scheduled to hold talks with Queen Elizabeth II and also with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Monica Juma said Sunday the President’s talks with the Queen and May would centre on trade, investment, security, and relations between Kenya and Britain.

She said the President’s schedule included meetings with Kenyan investors based in Britain as well as other Commonwealth countries.

Dr. Juma added President Kenyatta will also deliver an address at Chatham House where he will showcase to the global audience the progress Kenya has made in achieving inclusive economic growth and the positive role it plays in supporting regional peace.

Also on the agenda for the President is building momentum for the Blue Economy global conference Kenya will host later in the year. The blue economy is part of the themes of the summit with discussions set to take place on the new Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean governance.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK