Britain, Kenya hold talks on trade continuity amid Brexit

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Kenya and Britain on Thursday evening held talks on how to ensure bilateral trade is not disrupted even after London exists from the European Union.

Greg Hands, visiting British Minister of State for Trade Policy, told journalists in Nairobi that his country is committed to ensuring that bilateral trade expands even after Britain leaves the EU.

“All existing trade agreements between UK and Kenya will be kept in place after the end of the implementation period for Brexit talks in 2020. My objective is to ensure there are no obstacles in the bilateral trade,” Hands told a joint news conference in Nairobi with Kenya’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma.

The British official is currently on a three-day visit to Kenya to strengthen the relations.

Earlier in the day, Britain signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Investment Authority in order to attract new British investments into the East African nation.

Juma said they held fruitful discussions on modalities to set up a technical team to agree on the various options available to further strengthen bilateral trade.

Juma added that Britain plays a critical role in Kenya’s economy given that it is the leading foreign investor in the country. Enditem

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