Kenya and Saudi pledge to enhance bilateral ties

Kenya and Saudi Arabia have pledged to enhance their bilateral ties as they seek to consolidate gains made over the last few years.

Tourism and Wildlife Principal Secretary Margaret Mwakima and Saudi Arabia ambassador to Kenya Dr Mohammed Khayat say the two countries have put in place measures that will further improve trade and tourism sectors.

Ties between Kenya and Saudi Arabia have significantly improved in recent years with the latter funding various development projects in the country through the Saudi Fund for Development while remittances sent home annually by Kenyans working in Saudi Arabia have significantly boosted Kenya’s economy.

Bilateral ties that Mwakima and Dr. Khayat says will only get better.

Speaking while they received two Saudi Arabian riders who are in the country to promote cultural ties between Saudi Arabia and Africa, Mwakima said the government is employing different approaches as it seeks to enhance cooperation with its foreign partners.

Dr. Khayat pledging that the Saudi government is keen to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries by encouraging more Tourism and cultural exchange programmes.


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