Kenya, Liberia Sign Agreement to Boost Trade

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Kenya’s Uhuru and Margaret Kenyatta

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement to revitalise the air transport connectivity between the two countries.

To boost intra-Africa trade, drugs more about President Kenyatta emphasized the need for increased air transport connectivity within Africa and expressed satisfaction that the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Air Services between Kenya and Liberia has seen significant improvement in air transport.

The signing took place on Friday at statehouse Nairobi when President Sirleaf led her delegation at a bilateral meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and senior Kenya Government officials at the start of her State Visit in the country.

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President Kenyatta commended Liberia for joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), sickness the main decision-making body in the global trade system.

He said Kenya looked forward to working closely with Liberia and other African countries within WTO to ensure that the needs of the continent are addressed.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also thanked Kenya for supporting her country to eradicate Ebola.

She said Kenya proved to be a true friend to Liberia when it sent medical staff to assist in the fight against the killer virus.

Kenya sent 170 volunteer health workers to Liberia and Sierra Leone last January to help combat Ebola.

The team played an important role in the efforts that contained the virus, culminating in the World Health Organisation’s declaration that Liberia was Ebola-free on May 9.

President Kenyatta said the State Visit by the Liberian leader provided an opportunity to rejuvenate the enormous potential between the two countries, built on a foundation of common values of mutual cooperation and interests.

He noted that the level of engagement between Kenya and Liberia, particularly in trade, has been relatively low but holds much promise.

To forge closer, President Kenyatta and President Sirleaf also signed an agreement for the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation and the Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations.

The Kenyan leader singled out agriculture as one area where Kenya could share its experience with Liberia.


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