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Kenya, Sweden to strengthen bilateral defence relations

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Defence relations between Kenya and Sweden received a major boost following a meeting between Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale and Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Jan Knutsson.

The high-level meeting underscored the commitment of both nations to collaborate on key security and peacekeeping initiatives in Africa.

“This morning, I hosted Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Jan Knutsson, at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters to strengthen bilateral defence relations,” CS Duale said

The discussions also focused on enhancing support for peacekeeping missions in the Africa Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions, where both Kenya and Sweden have played active roles.

The officials further deliberated on the European Union’s role in Somalia post-ATMIS and its potential contributions to ensuring sustainable peace and security in the region.

The Swedish delegation included Ambassador Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of Mission Helge Flärd, and Deputy Director for Africa Fredrick Kirst while Kenya was represented by Col. Lazarus Wafula and Third Secretary Philes Sagini.

Timothy Kanyi
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