NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a
State visit that will see him ink bilateral agreements to
enhance ties between the two countries.
his host President Uhuru Kenyatta are holding bilateral talks
aimed at bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Qatar.
The State visit by the Emir of Qatar provides an opportunity
to strengthen the good relations existing between the two
Kenya and Qatar established diplomatic relations on December
2003. Kenya opened an embassy in Doha, Qatar in 2010. Similarly,
Qatar opened her resident embassy in Nairobi in April 2012.
The east African nation has signed several agreements and
Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields of
cooperation with Qatar.
During Tuesday’s state visit to Kenya by the Emir of Qatar,
several MoUs and agreements are expected to be signed and
several others will be discussed.
The agreements to be signed are on Basic Education, Higher
Education and Scientific Research as well as the Agreement on
"The State visit will provide an opportunity to strengthen
the good relations existing between Kenya and Qatar," State
House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said on Sunday.
The booming economic growth in Qatar provides numerous
business and investment opportunities for Kenyans including
engineering and construction, subcontracting and supply of food
Qatar is a net importer of both fresh and processed foods.
Qatar’s economic growth also offers hotel and restaurant
businesses and employment opportunities for Kenyan youth.
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