Kenya has signed the First Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) in Bogota in an effort to improve bilateral relations with Colombia.
The signing signing of the Cooperation has opened a new path of deepening our Collaboration in various sectors including Agriculture, Gender, Education, Science and Technology, Culture, Transport, Health, Environmental Conservation, Trade and Investment, among others.
Speaking during the signing, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said that the duo has also held talks on ways to enhance the ties through direct flights between our countries to increase interaction and improve movement of goods and services.
In addition, Gachagua noted that the two nations have opened discussions on ending visa requirements for diplomatic and service passport holders.
“We are grateful to our hard working teams from Kenya and Colombia for putting in the hard work to realise this Cooperation,” he said.
In conclusion, the Deputy President expressed his immense gratitude and appreciation to Vice President Francia Elena Marquez Mina for her leadership, time and commitment in this process.
“I reaffirm the Government’s commitment to work closely with our Colombia counterparts to ensure full implementation of the outcome.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy President said that Culture exchange is one of the thematic areas of focus of the Kenya-Colombia Joint Commission for Cooperation that we have signed.
“It is part of the Performing Arts under the Creatives Economy of our Plan. While in Bogotá, I enjoyed electrifying performances and depictions from Colombian artists,” he added.
Gachagua addition said that It was exciting and reenergizing break from the high-level engagements.
We now have a framework to promote, enrich, and share on this front as a bond of strengthening our relations for mutual benefit.