Home NEWS Local News Kenya signs two MoUs with Poland on Agriculture, Tax Solidarity

Kenya signs two MoUs with Poland on Agriculture, Tax Solidarity

The signing of the MoUs took place on Monday at State House, Nairobi, where President William Ruto hosted Polish President Andrzej Duda who is in Kenya for a State Visit.

0

Kenya and Poland have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in a bid to strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest between the two countries.

The two MoUs focused on Agricultural Cooperation and a Tax Solidarity Programme.

The signing of the MoUs took place on Monday at State House, Nairobi, where President William Ruto hosted Polish President Andrzej Duda who is in Kenya for a State Visit.

President Ruto expressed confidence that the MoUs will greatly contribute to the development of both countries and enhance cooperation between their peoples.

“These MOUs will cement our aspirations to promote bilateral partnerships in their respective sectors and open up new avenues for collaboration between the two countries and peoples. Several other MoU’s are in the pipeline. We are committed to ensuring their successful implementation,” said Ruto.

The two leaders also agreed to collaborate in the agriculture and food security sector to bridge the gap in the demand for wheat and grain products in Kenya.

“Our country serves as the gateway to the East African Community market and boasts the largest seaports in the region. Consequently, I invited Poland to consider Mombasa and Lamu ports as possible logistical hubs for exporting products, including grains, to the region and beyond,” stated Ruto.

The leaders further stressed on the need for concerted efforts to mitigate climate change and an inclusive global climate financing framework.

Ruto urged President Duda to support the Call to Action by world leaders through the “Nairobi Declaration,” the outcome document of the Africa Climate Summit held in September 2023.

The leaders also explored the possibility of developing a Labor Mobility Framework to expand job opportunities for Kenya’s highly skilled young labor force and address the labor deficit in Poland.

President Ruto also sought President Duda’s support for Kenya’s global agenda on climate action, biodiversity protection, and green growth within the Economic and Social Council.

Both leaders expressed their shared concerns about ongoing conflicts and instability in their respective regions and called for an end to conflicts, advocating for peaceful resolutions through dialogue.

Later in the day, both leaders are set to participate in the Kenya-Poland Business and Economic Forum, where various instruments of collaboration between KenInvest and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency will be endorsed.

Additionally, the forum will showcase Polish technology in virtual reality for smart welding operations crucial for industrial development, and drone technology for monitoring wildlife conservation parks.