State visit of President Uhuru Kenyatta: Mauritius and Kenya enhance cooperation in several fields
The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, had a working session with the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, last week.
During the working session, six agreements that are the outcome of the deliberations of the first Joint Commission for Cooperation between Mauritius and Kenya were signed, namely : a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement; an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement; a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation for Development of Special Economic Zones and Export Processing Zone in Kenya; a MoU in the field of Tourism; a MoU in the field of Higher Education and Scientific Research; and a MoU in the field of Arts and Culture.
Prime Minister Jugnauth stated that the visit of President Kenyatta is a testimony of the excellent relations that both countries share ; he added that they are both locked in a mutually beneficial partnership. He expressed gratitude to the Government of Kenya for its support in the country's battle over the Chagos Archipelago sovereignty. He indicated that during the tête-à-tête and working session he had with the President, he had the opportunity to raise various issues of mutual interest and explore scope for both parties to further enhance their bilateral economic relations.
For his part, the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, said that this important and historical state visit will help strengthen the brotherly bilateral ties between the two countries that are essentially anchored in shared values and principles, similar aspirations of sustained growth and shared prosperity. Both countries, he added, are well-placed for championing development and through this enhanced collaboration, will have an opportunity to work together and build strategic cooperation and derive fruitful outcomes.
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