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Kenya and Tanzania are committed to improving relations between them


The visiting Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, met with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Nairobi White House on Tuesday, where they discussed trade, regional cooperation and security issues.

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Speaking to reporters after the two-hour meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated President Suluhu on his recent election as chairman of the CCM Revolutionary Party.

President Kenyatta said Kenya will work closely with Tanzania, with the aim of strengthening the economy for the benefit of the people of the two East African countries.

Said the commission co-operation with ministers from the two countries will be meeting regularly, to resolve issues affecting trade relations between Kenya and Tanzania.

In addition, the national leader added that there is a need to strengthen trade, railways and air transport between the two countries to facilitate trade.

For his part, President Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, said Kenya has been listed as Tanzania’s first and fifth largest trading partner in the world, noting that Tanzania will further strengthen its commercial investment in Kenya.

Suluhu said ministers from the two countries will be meeting regularly to address the challenges posed by the COVID 19 crisis with the aim of ensuring trade and compatibility between the two countries is not compromised.

President Suluhu is expected to address a joint sitting of both parliaments on Wednesday.

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