The government is set to flag off the first consignment of value added Kenyan teas to Australia on Friday.
The development comes after Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi met with a delegation from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia led by Am
In a statement by the Ministry, the meeting focused on enhancing collaborations between Kenya and Saudi Arabia on access to farm inputs by farmers.
“They discussed possible collaboration between Kenya and Saudi Arabia towards easing farmers' access to farm inputs,” the statement read in part
“The Delegation commended Kenyan tea for its good quality. The CS urged the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to consider importing tea from Kenya.”
In October last year President William Ruto flagged off the first consignment of Kenyan tea to Accra, Ghana under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Guided Trade Initiative.
Ruto also announced plans to engage Tunisia, Morocco and other countries in the region in a bid to expand Kenya's tea export market.