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Kenya and Iran forge partnership, sign over 22 MoUs

Kenya and Iran have signed more than 22 MoUs and agreements as the two nations seek to shore up trade.

The instruments will be key to the cooperation in development, education, scholarships, infrastructure, health, water, fisheries and agriculture.
In a landmark meeting, President William Ruto and his Iranian counterpart Dr Ebrahim Raisi , oversaw the signing of a multitude of new MoUs and agreements, solidifying the bilateral partnership between Kenya and Iran.

These crucial instruments span various sectors including agriculture, livestock, culture, heritage, information, ICT, fisheries, housing, urban development, and more. Together, they pave the way for enhanced cooperation, bolstering advancements in development, education, scholarships, infrastructure, health, water, fisheries, and agriculture.
President Ruto lauded Iran’s support in health, terming it a critical step towards the realisation of Kenya’s Universal Health Coverage. President Raisi lauded Kenya’s commitment to creating a friendly environment for foreign businesses.

He said more Iranian firms will establish operations in the country, paving their way to accessing EAC, COMESA and AfCFTA markets of more than 1.4 billion people.

“The Kenya-Iran relations can always be strengthened for our benefit,” he noted.

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