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Trade Talks: President Buhari to Visit Kenya January 27

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt will visit Kenya on January 27 and the start of February respectively for trade talks.

Kenya State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said Buhari’s visit will cement several agreements signed previously and boost business interactions.

“This visit will go a long way in promoting the existing cordial and mutually beneficial relations between Kenya and Nigeria,” he told a press conference at State House, Mombasa on Wednesday.

Kenya and Nigeria have signed several pacts, the most recent being three, penned during Uhuru’s state visit to Nigeria in May 2014, on promoting trade.

Two agreements on trade and agricultural cooperation lay the foundation for business people from Kenya and Nigeria.

The third agreement was on immigration matters and sought to ease the movement of people between the two countries.

Sisi’s visit will be the first by an Egyptian head of state to Kenya.

Esipisu said Nigeria and Egypt “will consider how best to improve mutual trade, with the balance in Kenya’s favour, and review strategies for improving regional security”.

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