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Kenya Eyes Trade With Liberia
MONROVIA, November 10 (LINA) – Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has stressed the need to strengthen trade ties between Kenya and Liberia.
He said this strive was in keeping with Agenda 53 of the African Union, aimed at promoting trade and commerce among its Member States.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Deputy President Ruto made the statement when he addressed journalists following a brief meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her office in Monrovia.
Vice President Ruto arrived in Liberia late Tuesday via the Roberts International Airport (RIA), and was met on arrival by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and a host of other government officials.
Ruto said his visit to Liberia was centered on three key areas that Kenya wants strengthened, including trade; bilateral relationship with Liberia itself, strengthening Liberia’s educational system and how Kenya could be of help to Liberia in terms of education; and leadership of the continent through building bridges to connect the entire continent.
The Kenyan Vice President said he looks forward to Kenyan companies operating in Liberia in the near future.
He commended President Sirleaf and the government and people of Liberia for according him and his delegation a warm reception during their arrival in Liberia, noting that this reflected the bilateral relations subsisting between Kenya and Liberia.
Vice President Ruto and delegation departed Liberia for Kenya late Wednesday.