Kenya offers gateway to 38 landlocked states


Kenya has the international seaport of Mombasa and is a gateway to the big market of 38 landlocked African states from which Pakistani investors can benefit, remarked the Kenyan high commissioner.

“Kenya will fully support Pakistani investors for exploring potential areas of investment and trade which include tourism, agriculture, IT, mining and machinery,” said High Commissioner Mary Nyambura Kamau during her visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Wednesday.

She advised business and industrial community of Rawalpindi to focus on diversifying exports to Kenya in order to improve the existing volume of trade between the two countries.

She cited rice and tea as the two main commodities that were traditionally being traded between the two sides, but said there were many other Pakistani products that could not only be introduced in the Kenyan market but could also be exported to many other African nations via Kenya.

Earlier, RCCI President Nadeem Rauf gave a short briefing on the chamber’s current activities and future programmes.

He told the high commissioner that under Pakistan’s “Look Africa Policy”, countries of Africa, especially Kenya, were considered important for the promotion of trade.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2022.

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