Kenya and Seychelles discuss security

Maritime security discussions on the agenda between nations.

Kenya is a valued partner for Seychelles – Plans for fisheries and maritime security cooperation

President James Michel met with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta in the margins of US Africa Summit on Wednesday.

The two Heads of States discussed maritime security, fisheries, tourism and trade. President Michel said the meeting opens a new chapter to the cooperation between the two countries.

“Seychelles and Kenya have strong historical links, we are neighbours with common borders and we can develop strong partnerships in the Blue Economy such as in the fisheries sector as well as encouraging the private sector to develop its shipping lines so that trade can increase between us,” said President Michel.

President Kenyatta said he strongly believe that Kenya and Seychelles would develop stronger ties for mutual benefit of the two countries. He said Kenya is keen to increase cooperation in maritime security as well as agriculture, education and tourism.

The two leaders spoke about the creation of a joint commission which would orient new partnerships for cooperation.

“We have a long standing friendship between our two countries. Kenya is a very valued partner of Seychelles we naturally attach the highest of importance to our relations,” said President Michel.

Source: statehouse.gov.sc

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