Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn who is in country for a three-day state visit will take over commission implementing the Special Status Agreement signed in 2012.
According to a statement by State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu, inauguration of the first High Level Biennial Commission by the two leaders marks a strategic partnership between the two countries.
Esipisu noted that discussion by the two heads of respective governments will focus on the speedy implementation of the Special Status Agreement signed by the two governments in November 2012.
During his stay in Kenya, the two heads of governments expected to discuss a number of issues, including a review of the progress on ongoing LAPSSET projects.
Kenya and Ethiopia also will discuss energy related projects and agreements aimed at strengthening cooperation; border management and reducing human trafficking also to feature in the discussions.
Kenya and Ethiopia are strategic partners and citing both countries have contributed troops in AMISOM Somalia, the two countries expected to discuss ways of strengthening security and deepening commitment to regional and international cooperation.
Other discussion to touch on bilateral trade whereby Ethiopia wants to boost trade with Kenya as currently it is skewed towards Kenya.
In 2012, Ethiopia exported $4 million (Sh405 million) worth of goods to Kenya, while Kenya exported $54 million (Sh5.4 billion) to Ethiopia.
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