His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held a meeting with His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council who paid him a courtesy call.
The President and the visiting European Union leader discussed several matters of bilateral and multilateral interest to Kenya and the EU, and agreed to:
a) Strengthen and scale up partnership between Africa, and Kenya's private sector and the European Union as part of efforts to increase investments, create employment and support post Covid-19 economic recovery;
b) Upgrade Kenya's bilateral relations with the European Union to a strategic dialogue;
c) Foster a closer working relationship between Kenya and the European Union on regional matters;
d) Accelerate the implementation of existing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) following the historic agreement at the EAC summit last week.
His Excellency Charles Michel was accompanied to the meeting by Amb Simon Mordue, European Union envoy to Kenya while President Kenyatta was joined by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Adan Mohamed (East African Community).
Also present were Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and State House Deputy Chief of Staff incharge of Strategy Mrs Ruth Kagia.
Kanze Dena Mararo