NAIROBI // Kenya’s president received Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, UAE Foreign Minister, on Monday, during a visit to enhance cooperation, particularly in economic, investment and energy fields.
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and Sheikh Abdullah also discussed businesses’ contribution to strengthening economic relations, reported the state news agency, Wam. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of Sheikh Khalifa, the President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Sheikh Abdullah also said the UAE was keen on developing relations with African countries, including Kenya, while meeting Amina Mohamed, his Kenyan counterpart. Ms Mohamed thanked the UAE for humanitarian and development support it has given to her country.
Sheikh Abdullah said he was pleased to visit Kenya and that there was potential to further increase what was already an excellent volume of trade between the countries, while Ms Mohamed said their talks were fruitful.
“The UAE has significant investments in Kenya and we are looking forward to attracting more foreign investments,” she said.
Reem Al Hashemy, Minister of State, Abdul Razak Hadi, UAE Ambassador to Kenya and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chief executive of DP World, attended the meeting.