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Mudavadi: Kenya-Ghana cooperation marks milestone in bilateral relations

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi with counterpart Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has lauded the long enduring bond between Kenya and Ghana saying the three-day State Visit by President William Ruto to Ghana is a testament of the growing partnership between the two nations.

Speaking during the 2nd session of the Kenya-Ghana Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (JPCC), in Accra on Tuesday, Mudavadi reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to exploring potential avenues of shared interests to expand the relations further.

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“Kenya and Ghana’s historical ties can be traced back to the pre-independence era, characterized by a shared struggle for self-rule and independence. The spirit of Pan-Africanism drove both nations as they drew inspiration from each other’s liberation movements,” he said.

The Prime CS added that several bilateral frameworks of cooperation have been signed in crucial areas such as agriculture, information technology, trade, transport, tourism, technical vocational education, and energy, demonstrating the commitment to broadening and deepening collaboration.

On her part, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor expressed her unwavering commitment to working closely with Mudavadi to solidify the long-standing relations between Ghana and Kenya.

“Today we write a new chapter of our bilateral relations, one characterized by mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. The commercial exchange between our two countries has witnessed a remarkable surge, indicative of the robust growth trajectory in our bilateral economic relations. It is gratifying to observe that our collaborative efforts have yielded results that are both substantial and satisfying,” she added.

President William Ruto is set to start a three-day State Visit to Ghana on Tuesday, with a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) poised for signing.

During this visit, the President will deliver a keynote address at a joint business forum, convening investors from both nations to explore avenues of mutual growth and cooperation.

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