Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on January 10, revealed the details of the agreement he made with the Vice President of Sudan, General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo.
In his speech, he uncovered that he invited General Mohammed to his Harambee house Annex office in Nairobi CBD to survey on areas of collective interests mainly on trade and business.
“Kenya and Sudan have enjoyed cordial relations for many years and that is why I invited you here today.”
“We need to explore areas for us to explore possibilities of greater cooperation in matters of trade and business between Sudan and Kenya,” said Gachagua to Dagalo.
Sudan has been one of the greatest importers of Kenyan goods. It was noted by the United Nations Comrade (2023) database that goods worth Ksh8 billion were exported from Kenya to Sudan in 2021, the top exported goods being tea, tobacco, and pharmaceutical products.
DP Gachagua mainly pointed out on the agricultural sector, the tea industry in particular, as one of the reasons for a partnership between the two countries.
“We are glad that your country imports a lot of our tea and we are looking forward to you importing more because our quality is unparalleled across the globe,” added the DP.
They further went on and highlighted also on peace matters in the region and the need for co-existence within the East African region.
BY BENEDICT OMONDI