Kenya and Ukraine are seeking prospects of deepening bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
This emerged after a meeting between Ukraine Ambassador Andrei Pravednik and Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Monday, February 22.
“During the meeting, the sides discussed the prospects for deepening bilateral and multilateral cooperation between countries, as well as outlined priority areas for further promotion of trade and economic cooperation,” a statement by the Ukraine embassy said.
“In the context of strengthening of the bilateral dialogue between Ukraine and Kenya, the sides also discussed prospects of an official visit of Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya to Ukraine. In this regard, the attention was focused on the state of preparation of a number of bilateral documents,” the statement added.
The Ukraine and Kenya also appreciated the current level of mutually beneficial cooperation within the framework of international organisations.
Ukraine endorsed Kenya for the UNSC non-permanent member seat, a position that Nairobi secured.
The recent meeting is the recent of Ukraine’s engagement with Kenya.
Ukraine Ambassador to Kenya H.E Andriy Pravednyk today paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs CAS Hon Ababu Namwamba. They discussions issues of mutual interest between Kenya and Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Fd74W9XRrE
— ForeignAffairsKenya (@ForeignOfficeKE) February 22, 2021
On December 17, Ambassador Pravednik met Galma Boru, the Director General of the Directorate of Bilateral and Political Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya.
Boru said that in 202, Kenya would finalise the drafts of various bilateral deals, among them an agreement on the establishment of joint commission for trade and economic cooperation, an MoU on Cooperation in Agriculture and Food, an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in defence as well as on cooperation in education.
Pravednyk said Ukraine would grant a decent number of scholarships for potential Kenyan students.
The two diplomats set 2021 priorities as CS Omamo’s visit to Ukraine and the conclusion of the aforementioned bilateral agreements
In November last year, Ambassador Pravednik met Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and discussed the prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation in healthcare and exchange experiences of their countries in reforming relevant industries.
He shared with CS Kagwe his state’s best practices in the transformation of the national health system and the creation of a national health system. He also invited future Kenyan doctors to master the profession in Ukraine