Details of the agreement between Kenya and Jamaica following Uhuru’s state visit

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President Uhuru Kenyatta landed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday for a 3-day state visit.

He was received by Prime Minister Andrew Holmes and a 21-round gun salute from Jamaica Defence Forces.

Kenya and Jamaica signed a couple of MoUs and pledged to deepen bilateral as well as people-to-people ties.

President Kenyatta noted that the two countries ought to participate in more trade while deepening commercial ties so as to strengthen the two nations. Plans to introduce air transport between the two nations were also discussed.

Uhuru further encouraged Jamaican investors to set their eyes on Kenya as the country is a hub for financial services, ICT innovations, transport and logistics.

Kenyatta and Holmes signed MoUs on tourism, sports, culture and heritage as well as tourism.

The University of West Indies’ Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management center is also set to open its first satellite centre at the University of Nairobi.

The centre was founded with an aim to mitigate, manage, assess and forecast risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors.

The two nations are also set to cooperate in the area of sports, singling out athletics where both Kenya and Jamaica are sitting pretty at the top of medal brackets in long and middle distance races and short races respectively.

President Kenyatta is expected to pay a floral tribute at Jamaica’s national Heroes Park today.

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