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President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Samia addressing a joint press conference at the State House, Nairobi

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Samia Suluhu of the United Republic of Tanzania on Tuesday addressed a joint press conference at the State House, Nairobi after witnessing the signing of three bilateral agreements.

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The two Heads of State of East Africa reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening relations between Kenya and Tanzania by increasing trade and human relations.

Speaking to the media after a two-hour meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated President Suluhu on his recent election as chairman of the Revolutionary Party and said Kenya would work closely with Tanzania with a view to promoting economic growth for the benefit of the people. of the two countries.

He said a joint cooperation commission with ministers from the two countries would meet regularly to resolve issues that hampered trade relations between Kenya and Tanzania, adding that there was a need to improve road, rail and air connections between the two countries. to reduce trade.

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For his part, President Suluhu said Kenya is the first regional business partner and the fifth in the world and said Tanzania will improve business investment in Kenya.

He said ministers from the two countries would meet to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis so that trade and interaction between the two countries would not be hampered.

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

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