President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Samia at State House, Nairobi. [Photo: KBC]
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu addressed a joint press briefing, at State House, Nairobi after witnessing the signing of three bilateral agreements.
The two reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening ties between Kenya and Tanzania by boosting their relationships.
Addressing the media, President Uhuru said Kenya will work closely with Tanzania, to enhance cultural, and national heritage, as well as spur economic growth.
“First, we noted that trade between Kenya and Tanzania is facing some administrative challenges. They include non-tariff barriers and other restrictions which are frustrating trade and investment between our two countries,” said President Kenyatta.
Speaking alongside President Uhuru, Tanzania’s Suluhu Hassan, said Kenya and Tanzania are in agreement regarding the gas pipeline from Mombasa to Tanzania
She said this is one of the moves to enhance economic growth between the two countries.
She also said, Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya and Tanzania will hold further conversations to better the two nations.
“We have agreed that our Health Ministers need to sit down and come up with a structured system of testing our people at the border points to allow easy movement of our people so as to do their businesses,” said President Suluhu.