CS seeks help for tea exporters
|Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed speaks to the press at Harambee House yesterday. Standing next is Statehouse spokesman Manoah Esipisu. [PHOTO: GEORGE MULALA/STANDARD]|
SEE ALSO :CS Amina shows her love for Gor MahiaMohamed said the concerned authorities in Iran should ease the difficulties encountered by exporters by streamlining financial intermediation and the certification processes, adding that delays in receiving payments for tea shipments should be a thing of the past The Cabinet Secretary expressed gratitude to the government of Iran for extending to Kenya Sh441 million under the official development assistance to enable the Kenya Government to conclude scheduled projects under health, education and water, among other infrastructure projects. She also called on Iran to lend a hand to the Kenyan Government in stabilising Somalia to ensure that its government is able to confront acts of terror by Al Shabaab insurgents. “We seek your support and that of the international community to strengthen the capacity of the Somalia Government to enable it to meet the security challenges posed by the Al Shabaab,” said Amina. Zarif attributed the issue of payments for tea shipments to the punitive economic sanctions imposed on the country by Western countries.
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