The governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone will work towards strengthening bilateral trade.
Kenya has committed to implementing reforms that will promote the business environment and create linkages to attract investors for improved trade with local partners, Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina has said.
Speaking on Tuesday during the Kenya – Sierra Leone Business Forum, CS Maina said the meeting provided a platform for investors to network and foster working relations to improve diplomatic and trade between the two countries.
The business forum in Nairobi seeks to promote and strengthen business opportunities and linkages between the two countries.
Maina, however, challenged investors to take advantage of the existing cordial relations between the two states to harness opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, education, health, mining and ICT sectors to boost their country’s economic growth.
On the other hand, Sierra Leone Chief Minister Jacob Jusu Saffa said his government would reciprocate and address all bottlenecks impeding trade with Kenya to improve volume of trade between the two countries.
On Monday, Kenya and Sierra Leone signed seven MoUs to promote bilateral engagements, among them trade.
The MoUs are on the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation; political and diplomatic consultations; trade and investment; cooperation in wildlife tourism; gender equality and women empowerment; cooperation in culture and arts and cooperation in youth affairs.