Kenya, Sychelles gang up on piracy in Indian Ocean
20 March 2014, 11:41
Nairobi - Sychelles has assured Kenya of its cooperation in boosting the air and maritime connectivity between the two countries.
According to Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam, the move is aimed at improving trade links between the two countries.
Speaking at the end of his three day official visit to Kenya, Adam said he had held successful bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed on areas of mutual interests beneficial to the two countries.
He said they had agreed on intelligence sharing and capacity building in an effort to safeguard the coastline that has greatly been affected by piracy.
On her part, Amina said the two countries will work together to end piracy in the Indian Ocean.
‘‘Kenya is committed to ensuring that the Indian Ocean is cleared of piracy that has in the past affected maritime trade. The efforts of the two countries will be enhanced through this cooperation,” Amina said.
The two also discussed trade relations between the two countries.
Jean said the two countries are working on ways to enhance trade in the region.
“We will explore ways of increasing trade volumes not only to other markets but also Intra- African Trade,” he said.
They also signed two memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Political Consultations and Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation that will make it easy for private sector engagement.
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