Singapore scouts for trade, investment opportunities in Kenya
14 June 2014, 10:08
Nairobi - Singapore has expressed keen interest to explore
trade and investment opportunities in Kenya as the two countries seek to boost
Singapore Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Masagos Zulkifli who held talks with officials from the Kenya Trade Network
Agency (KenTrade) said his government had initiated talks on how the airlines
of the two countries can make direct passenger and cargo flights to promote
trade and investments.
"I have asked my Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohammed how
we can make substantive agreement between the two countries so that investments
can flow both ways between Kenya and Singapore," he said in a statement
issued here on Friday. While in Nairobi, Masagos met the Kenyan Cabinet
Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed and Cabinet
Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development Adan Mohamed.
Both sides exchanged views on ways to strengthen relations
and increase cooperation between Singapore and Kenya, particularly in areas
such as air connectivity, tourism, businesses as well as people-to-people
linkages. The visit is part of Singapore's efforts to engage the two largest
economies within the East African Community where Singapore's economic
interests have been growing.