The President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to start a three-day visit to Kenya on Wednesday January 27, 2016. This is officially his first trip to the East African region since his historic victory in the last election.
Buhari’s visit to Kenya is termed crucial by Foreign Affairs experts. According to the experts, the country would gain from the talks expected to be preoccupied with oil and gas exploration, taxes and overcoming the challenge of terrorism.
The leader of Africa’s biggest economy will also talk about trade between the two countries, and how to improve intra-African trade – the topic which Uhuru is enthusiastic about.
Not long ago, Kenya and Nigeria approved at least 17 tools of agreement between the two states extending back to the presidency of Jonathan Goodluck who left the seat of presidency for Buhari in April 2015.
Tom Amolo, Political and Diplomatic Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Sunday Nation on January 24, 2016.
The visit will help maintain momentum in the development of bilateral relations registered in the recent past and also signify the solidity of our relations as it avails a unique opportunity to consolidate strategic partnership between the two countries and forge even closer ties in all fields for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.
Amolo further stated that Kenyans should be expecting final decision concerning the launching of the Kenya-Nigeria joint commission for cooperation which they signed for establishment of a joint commission for cooperation. The agreement is a vital implementation and monitoring mechanism for the agreements that the two countries have entered into.
In addition, the streamlining of immigration issues, particularly the issuance of the five year visas for our businessmen, will further invigorate our trade and business ties.
SOURCE: Daily Nation