Korea to offer scholarships to Kenyan students

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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South Korea has pledged to offer scholarships to Kenyan youth to study on emerging disciplines including Science and Technology subjects and competencies.

The announcement was made when Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma paid a courtesy call on Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon.

The meeting Prime is part of a decision reached between President Uhuru’s and the Prime Minister during their bilateral in Nairobi in July 2018, for the two countries to continue the exchange of high-level visits as a means of unlocking the full potential of Kenya- Korea strategic partnership.

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During the meeting, it was also agreed that Korea will complete a review of market access for Kenyan products to expedite the entry of Kenyan exports into most sectors of the Korean economy.

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CS Juma commended Korea for its leadership in the search for sustainable peace, security, and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula.

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Korea affirmed that it will participate in the High-level Sustainable Blue Economy Conference on 26-28 October 2018, and expressed a strong interest that its private sector will mount an exhibition on blue economy on the margins of the conference.

On infrastructure, the Prime Minister informed that Korean companies are ready to work with the government to contribute to the Big Four Agenda especially affordable housing, and urged the CS to organize a visit by some of the large companies in housing and other social services like health and water.

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On regional matters, the meeting reiterated that Kenya and Korea should continue to support South Sudan in assuring security and economic progress in the Horn of Africa.

On multilateral issues, the meeting agreed to review support for each other in the respective bids for non-permanent seats at the United Nations Security Council.

 

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