Kenya has begun the process of becoming a member of the International Vaccine Institute to work with KEMRI and other institutions in the production of pharmaceuticals and development of vaccines.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua, has handed over a letter of intent to the IVI Director-General Jerome Kim in South Korea.
This comes as President William Ruto focused on boosting trade relations as well as investment opportunities in energy in the country.
His visit is also expected to open up job opportunities for tech-savvy youth in both countries.
“We have about 300 Kenyans in South Korea, the next time I come to South Korea I hope we will have 10,000 Kenyan youth working here,” he said.
The Head of State said Kenya will focus on value addition with a view to exporting value-added products.
“We must move from processing 5 percent of our tea to 50 percent in the next five years and in 10 years time we should be able to process every gram of tea grown in Kenya,” Ruto added.