On the sidelines of the ongoing TICAD 7 conference in Yokohama, Japan, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting on developing Kenya's economy.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister stated that Japan would continue supporting Kenya's ambition to achieve Universal Health Care through Public-Private Partner.
The two leaders also agreed that with the support of the Japanese Government, Kenya would fast track the commencement of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Dondo Kundu as well as the construction of the Likoni Gate bridge.
Other matters that were discussed during the talks included; regional peace and security, sustainable blue economy and the need to address the trade imbalance between the two countries.
Uhuru noted that the number of Japanese companies set up in Kenya had significantly risen from 41 to 57, citing that it indicated the bilateral ties between Tokyo and Nairobi.
On August 27, 2019, the president left the country to attend the 7th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7).
The three-day international conference focusing on development in Africa will run until August 30.
Kenya will be seeking to strengthen its bilateral relations as well as consolidate cooperation with Japan, in various sectors of the economy.
Hinged on the theme of “Advancing Africa's Development through People, Technology and Innovation”, TICAD 7 provides an opportunity for Kenya to engage directly with Japanese investors.
The Kenyan delegation to TICAD 7 is also focused on optimizing the resources available in Japan, for the delivery of the Big 4 Agenda.
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