KenyA and Germany agree to escalate cooperation in green investments

President Ruto in Berlin where several issues were discussed including universal access to clean, sustainable energy for all. [PSCU]

Kenya and Germany have agreed to better the cooperation in green investments between the two countries, following the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi in which Germany was one of the central players. 

The two countries appreciated that it was inevitable to invest in Africa due to its competitiveness in climate action, climate development, and resilience.

In a bilateral meeting in Berlin between President William Ruto and Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, peace and security in the Horn of Africa also took centre stage.

Scholz appreciated the key role that Kenya continues to play in the region, particularly in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Somalia. 

The Chancellor recognised Kenya’s contribution in capacity building and support in the upcoming elections in DRC and South Sudan.

President Ruto briefed the Chancellor on the efforts of IGAD in taking leadership in the Jeddah process that is led by Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.

The two leaders also discussed the role of Kenya in the stabilisation of Haiti as part of the Multinational Security Support Mission for Haiti. 

They acknowledged that a structured migration process, like the one Kenya and Germany are developing, will help stem illegal migration.

President Ruto called on Germany to support the International Finance Reform to lessen the debt burden facing developing countries.

Kenya and Germany share considerable interests, especially in the protection of the environment, trade, and investment.

The two leaders met on Monday on the sidelines of the “G20 Compact with Africa” conference in Germany.

Among those in the meeting were Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.