Egypt’s Parliament Speaker, Ali Abdel Aal, met with his counterpart Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, on Monday during Abdel Aal’s official visit to the African country.
During the meeting, both discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation and issues of common interest.
Abdel Aal emphasised the significance of mutual political relations which has observed remarkable development especially after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Kenya in 2017.
On the economic front, Abdel Aal expressed Egypt’s readiness to increase trade exchange between the two nations.
Meanwhile, Abdel Aal affirmed that Egypt will spare no effort to support Kenya in various fields including health care, manufacturing, food production, and housing.
Furthermore, Abdel Aal added that Al-Sisi expressed a special interest in improving intra-African infrastructure and projects of regional integration, in light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union.
For Muturi, he asserted his country’s readiness to bolster cooperation and to benefit from Egyptian expertise in various fields including infrastructure projects and counterterrorism.
Egypt and Kenya are enjoying friendly relations as both countries are keen on enhancing cooperation in various fields including the economic field. The trade volume between Egypt and Kenya reached $569m in 2014, with exports from Egypt at $244m and imports to Egypt at $325m, according to Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
Egypt’s exports to Kenya include cane sugar, toilet paper, and plates and sheets of non-cellular plastics, the ministry explained, while Cairo’s imports from Kenya include tea and tobacco.