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Egypt was the second nation after the United Kingdom that Kenya established diplomatic relations with.
29.01.20 | Interesting article at Capital FM

Kenya and Egypt have resolved to enhance economic and Political collaboration even as they agreed to champion the African Free Trade Area regime in the continent.


Speaking when he met the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mostafa Madbouly and his counterpart from the Egyptian House of Representatives, Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker Muturi noted that Egypt has been Kenya’s strategic ally both in the North African Region and in the continent since the pre- independence period.


"Egypt was the second nation after the United Kingdom that Kenya established diplomatic relations with. That highlights the strategic importance that we accord our relationship,” Muturi observed.


During his meeting with the Prime Minister at the Cabinet office the two also stressed the need for a sustainable use of the Nile River water resources. The Nile River water basin covers 11 countries including Kenya and Egypt.