NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya and Mozambique on Wednesday signed a visa
waiver framework aimed at boosting trade and free movement of
people between the two countries.
The agreement will
also boost the two countries’ cultural exchanges, said Kenyan
President Uhuru Kenyatta who witnessed the signing of the deal
in Nairobi with his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
Nyusi welcomed the
signing of the visa waiver, saying it was a move in the right
direction in bolstering the cooperation between the two
He said their
discussions mainly focused on economic and other areas of mutual
cooperation including tourism and the energy sector in which
Kenya has excelled.
important issues of our economy and finance as well as issues of
avoiding double taxation so as to facilitate trade for our
business people and for the flow of business between our two
countries,” Nyusi said, according to a statement issued by
Kenyatta’s office after the joint meeting in Nairobi.
He reaffirmed his
government’s commitment to work towards enhancing cooperation
and bilateral relations with Kenya.
Nyusi is in Kenya
for a reciprocal state visit that will see him attend the
opening of the world’s first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
that is co-hosted by Kenya, Japan and Canada in Nairobi next
NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenyan foreign affairs cabinet secretary Monica Juma
© and her Mozambican counterpart Jose Condugua Pacheco (L)
pose a for a photo after signing agreements in Nairobi,
capital of Kenya, Nov. 21, 2018. Kenya and Mozambique on
Wednesday signed several agreements including visa free
entry for their citizens and trade, mainly in the blue
PHOTO: ALLAN MUTISO
Kenyatta noted the
tremendous progress made in the growth of gas, coal and oil
exploration in Mozambique, saying Kenya seeks to learn from
Mozambique’s best practices including transfer of technology as
it embarks on developing its own extractive industry.
He disclosed that
one of the proposals that Kenya is considering is the
importation of liquefied gas and coal from Mozambique starting
next year through a government-to-government agreement.
He said Kenya is
also considering opportunities in aviation with a focus on
technical training and the establishment of an aviation training
“As a nation we have
the capacity to offer the requisite technical assistance in this
field,” he added.
As two ocean-facing
countries, the Kenyan leader said the two countries have agreed
to champion the sustainable use of the blue economy resources to
accelerate economic growth and development.
Kenyatta said that
the port cities of Maputo and Mombasa form an integral part of
the trade relations between the two countries.
“I encourage our
relevant authorities to work much close together to see how we
can partner and develop our port facilities as a sure way of
improving trade linkages between our two countries,” the
He said the two
countries are also exploring the existing potential in the
aviation sector between that is yet to be fully exploited and
which will enhance greatly the tourism and trade ties.