HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO AND HIS DJIBOUTI COUNTERPART ISMAIL OMAR GUELLEH
- Kenya to remove visa requirements for Djiboutian citizens.
- Kenya to offer 300 positions in higher learning institutions to Djibouti students at fees applicable to Kenyan students.
- Kenya to support English training and integration into the Djibouti curriculum.
- Kenyan TVETs to benefit from the inclusion of French language trainees from Djibouti.
- Kenya to consider purchasing Djibouti undersea cable - as proposed by Djibouti Telcoms to sell the facility to Kenya.
- Accelerate negotiations on comprehensive labour agreement.
- Fastback restoration of direct flights connecting the two countries.
- Facilitate improved market access between the two countries.
- Expand bilateral relations especially in health, information communication technology (ICT), education, energy, and agriculture.
Kenya and Djibouti have also signed four memoranda of understanding:
- Cooperation in the field of energy development. - The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) will drill two geothermal wells in Djibouti.
- Technical Cooperation in the Development of Youth Affairs and the Arts
- Cooperation in the Foreign Service Academy.
- Collaboration in the field of tourism.