Kenya and Nigeria Sign Trade Agreement

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nigeria and kenyaKenya and Nigeria have signed three agreements and four memoranda of understanding aimed at promoting trade between the two countries.

The agreements were on trade and agricultural cooperation which lay the foundation for businesspeople from Kenya and Nigeria to

interact and promote business and make provisions for the two countries to work together in boosting their agriculture respectively. The third agreement was on immigration seeks to ease the movement of people between Kenya and Nigeria.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Goodluck Jonathan at State House, Abuja.

MoUs signed were on cooperation in police service, five year multiple visa for prominent businesspersons, cooperation in control of the possession and trafficking in narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, and one MoU between Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and

Industry which was signed at a business forum attended by Kenyan and Nigerian businesspeople. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the ongoing efforts to deepen trade relations between the two countries.

“A Joint Business Council (JBC) was established in Abuja which aims at bringing together private sector players from Kenya and Nigeria,”read the communique issued after the meeting.

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