Russia, Kenya Seek To Develop Multifaceted Cooperation - Foreign Ministry
Faizan Hashmi 5 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 09:52 PM
Russia and Kenya will seek to deepen cooperation in various economic fields and to enhance political dialogue, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday following the results of Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov's visit to Kenya
Bogdanov held a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan Foreign Minister Monica Juma during his working visit.
"During the conversations Moscow and Nairobi reaffirmed their commitment to further dynamic development of multifaceted Russian-Kenyan cooperation, including the intensification of political dialogue, enhancing trade, economic and investment relations, promoting joint mutually beneficial projects in the fields of energy, transport, geological survey and mineral resources development, agriculture, health, tourism and professional skills training," the ministry said.
Furthermore, Moscow and Nairobi seek to increase political cooperation based on fundamental principles of international law and the United Nations Charter. Preventing conflicts and solving crises in Africa were at the core of conversations on regional problems and both sides emphasized the importance of joint efforts in struggling against such threats as international terrorism, illicit drugs traffic and piracy.
Previously in May, the members of Kenyan and Russian Parliaments held negotiations on further cooperation of both states. The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation stressed that Moscow considers Nairobi to be one of the key partners on the African continent.