Kenya, Estonia agree to strengthen cooperation in ICT sector

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 18:35 |
President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid

Kenya and Estonia have agreed to enhance the existing bilateral cooperation in various sectors particularly ICT and innovation in which the European nation is widely acclaimed as a global pace setter.

In a joint statement by President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid, the two reiterated their commitment to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation in various sectors such as trade and investment, digital transformation with a view to spur economic growth to create employment for Kenya’s youth.

"To further strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation, the two Heads of State witnessed the signing of bilateral framework of cooperation on Political Consultations, Health as well as a letter of intent in area of environment," the statement read in part.

On International Peace and Security, the two nations reiterated their commitment to work closely as Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council with a view to contribute to international peace and security, respect for democracy and human rights, gender equality and women empowerment.

"The two Heads of State embraced multilateralism as the most appropriate path for economic and social recovery in times of the pandemic.

"The two Presidents welcomed the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the East African Community (EPA) and committed themselves to work towards its successful implementation," the statement added.

On international cooperation, the two leaders also reiterated their
commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,
the 2030 Agenda and the 2063 Agenda of the African Union as the
way to build sustainable, just, inclusive and resilient economies.

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