Gen Shaikh Mohammed discusses trade links with Kenya president

ABU DHABI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met on Monday with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and the accompanying delegation.

By Wam

Published: Tue 22 Nov 2011, 11:07 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:17 AM

Shaikh Mohammed, at the meeting held at the Emirates Palace, welcomed the guests to the country and reiterated the keenness of UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to develop relations with Kenya. He also wished Kenya and its people continued progress and prosperity.

He asserted the UAE’s interest in strengthening avenues of cooperation and widening the relations of friendship and joint work with Kenya as it enjoys various investment potentialities and works as a vital trade gateway to the other countries of the region.

Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obeid Humaid Al Tayer and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also attended the meeting.

Shaikh Mohammed urged the business communities and officials in both countries to explore new opportunities of investment to benefit their peoples.

President Kibaki expressed happiness over the opportunity of visiting the UAE as well as his admiration for the tremendous development the country has achieved in all fields.

Kibaki asserted his country’s special interest in strengthening bilateral relations with the UAE as it has reached a very distinguished position among the world countries.

He also expressed his country’s keenness to expand areas of cooperation in various fields such as renewable energy, agriculture and tourism and to make benefit of the advanced experience of UAE in the transport and communication sectors.

They reviewed the bilateral relations between UAE and Kenya especially in the fields of economy and investment and also exchanged cordial talks on a number of topics of common concern.

The meeting was also attended by the Kenyan Ambassador to UAE Mohamed A. Gello.

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