Uhuru in Dubai for a three-day state visit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has begun his three-day working visit to the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).

The visit aims to strengthen trade ties between Kenya and the Gulf state.

Kenya’s Ambassador to the UAE Kariuki Mugwe indicated that gracing a high-level business forum, presiding over the Kenya national day at the Expo 2020 Dubai and bilateral talks with the UAE leadership will crown President Kenyatta’s visit to the Gulf state.

Ambassador Mugwe said President Kenyatta will officially open the high-level Kenya-UAE business forum and later have bilateral engagements with the UAE leadership.

“The purpose of the President coming here is to showcase business and investment opportunities that are available in Kenya. And there are quite a number of them mostly in the investment areas.

“Those opportunities need to be made known not only to the UAE investors but also other investors in the world, we have actually invited a number of them among the 192 countries participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai,” Amb. Mugwe said.

The Ambassador expressed optimism that the President’s visit will help bridge the huge trade imbalance which is currently tilted in favour of the UAE.

He added that President Kenyatta is accompanied by representatives of the Kenya business community with trade interests in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region in general.

Amb. Mugwe said the visit also provides an opportunity for Kenya and the UAE to enhance their bilateral relations which are founded on shared historical ties.

“Our two countries cooperate in many areas of mutual interests both at the bilateral and multilateral levels. It is expected that there will be investment opportunities that will be secured by the engagements that will be undertaken while His Excellency the President is in the UAE,” the Ambassador said.

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