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Kenya and Tanzania Strengthen Trade Pact

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu concluded her two days’ visit to Kenya where she held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on ways of improving bilateral ties between the two East African nations.

The two heads of states held open sessions with the Business community from the region to thaw hiccups that hindered free flow of goods and services between the two nations.

Other key economic sectors the two leaders held talks about included on matters health, tourism, infrastructure, gas, culture before she concluded her tour with an address to houses of Parliament.

The bilateral talks between President Samia and her Kenyan host, President Uhuru culminated with signing of a gas pipeline deal that will run between the coastal cities of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam.

During her address to the business community President Samia extolled the importance of strengthened ties between the two countries and encouraged free cross border trade to thrive.

“You’re lucky to have on this side of the border Uhuru (freedom) to do business and on the other Suluhu (solution) to all trade barriers, it’s now all up to you,” she quipped amid applause from the audience.

And While addressing Parliamentarians, her speech left legislators in stitches while referring to the Swahili spoken in Kenya as “highly entertaining”

By Victor Obure

 

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