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Kenya and Nigeria urged to enhance trade ties

President William Ruto (center) with Nigeria’s vice President Prof. Prof Yemi Osinbajo, today at State House.

Kenya and Nigeria are committed to deepening diplomatic and trade ties, according to Kenya’s President William Ruto.

President William Ruto said the two countries, of Kenya and Nigeria, are keen on working to create more opportunities for their citizens.

The President identified agriculture, technology, renewable energy and the service industry as key areas of mutual interest. Kenya is an exporter of many raw materials that Nigeria would need for its industrial growth. The same is also true of Nigeria’s potential in raw materials, which are very key for industrialization. Among them is oil.

“Kenya is keen on increasing trade with Nigeria. We are looking to increase exports in tea, horticultural products, textiles and processed foods,” said the President on Kenya and Nigeria ties.

President Ruto invited Nigerian enterprises to explore opportunities in Kenya.

President Ruto made the remarks on Sunday when he met Nigeria Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo at State House, Nairobi. The visiting vice President also applauded the urge in Kenya’s side, noting that Kenya and Nigeria have all along enjoyed a rapport.

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