Kenya and Qatar in talks that could see Kenyans deployed to Doha

Kenya and Qatar are in talks that could see Kenyan security agents deployed to Doha to help secure the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said he was in talks with his counterpart Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, who is also the Qatari Prime Minister on the finer details of the pact. Speaking during the celebrations to mark the Qatar National Day hosted by Ambassador Jabor bin Ali AL-Dosari, in Nairobi, Dr. Matiang’i revealed that the talks that will ride on an existing bilateral agreement on security were at the heart of his recent visit to Doha.

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Kenya and the Gulf state were also in advanced talks on the opening of the Qatar Visa Center in Nairobi to help in processing travel papers including for Kenyans currently working in the country.

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Since establishing diplomatic ties in 2003, Nairobi and Doha have steadily grown their bilateral relations to include security, economic, education, cultural, and sports sectors.


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