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Kenya-DRC Trade Ties: Kenya to benefit from trade deals; keys areas include agriculture exports

21st April, 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed several bilateral agreements on his second-day state visit to Kinshasa, the democratic republic of Congo. The country's ambassador to DR Congo, Dr. George Masafu, said the state visit is aimed at cementing bilateral ties between Kenya and the DRC through enhanced trade and people?to?people interactions. Uhuru and Tshisekedi inked agreements on counter-terrorism, small arms and light weapons, immigration, custom and border control, and police cooperation. Other areas of the bilateral agreements will be on aviation, maritime security, cybersecurity, agriculture, transport, and infrastructure. The civil war in parts of DR Congo had hindered trade, noting that the return of political stability in 2014, had seen more Kenyan businesses set up shop in the country.