Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met Sunday with his Kenyan counterpart Monica Goma - Press Photo
CAIRO – 3 March 2019: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met Sunday with his Kenyan counterpart Monica Goma to discuss several regional issues of mutual concern, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
In March 2018, Shoukry paid a visit to Nairobi, where he met with his Kenyan counterpart and discussed with her ways to boost bilateral relations and enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries.
Both sides also discussed developments of the GERD negotiations and relations among the Nile Basin countries.
Bounded by the Nile River, both states' heads met in 2018 in Nairobi to celebrate historic ties and ensure continuity of improving trade.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi promised to guarantee fair use of the water of the world's longest river. Both leaders agreed to increase the bilateral trade to $1 billion over two years after the trade volume reached $451 million in 2016.
Furthermore, both leaders discussed the importance of activating bilateral agreements on the avoidance of double taxation to protect investment opportunities.
Kenya’s major export to Egypt is tea, which comprises 96 percent of the goods sold to the North African country. Egypt sells manufactured goods which include sugar and sanitary products, according to the Daily Nation news website.
Egypt and Kenya are member states of the free trade area of COMESA.