Ruto and Angolan President Sign Significant Deals

Ruto and Angolan President Sign Significant Deals

Ruto and Angolan President Sign Significant Deals

President William Ruto and his Angolan colleague Joo Lourenço have signed 11  significant agreements throughout their official visit to Kenya, which began on  Saturday, October 21. Speaking at State House Nairobi, Ruto went into detail about the agreements his  administration had made in a number of areas, including oil and gas cooperation,  youth development, forest protection, wildlife conservation, and mining enterprise.

Other agreements included the wellbeing and education of public servants at their  different schools of government. After Ruto hosted Lourenço for bilateral meetings a day after the latter missed  the Mashujaa Day celebrations, the agreements were inked at State House.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lourenço, who was invited as the primary guest, was unable to attend the 60th celebrations.”The creation of a shared liner shipping service is one of the areas of collaboration contemplated. Recognition of Competency Certificates for Seafarers. For the mutual benefit of the Parties, the development of cooperative regional and local cabotage policies and regulations.

“The MoU aims to increase the two countries’ diplomatic staffs’ capacity. By March 30th, 2024, the first language training exchange for Swahili and Portuguese is planned, according to the MoU.A compromise was reached during the negotiations that will allow for the restoration of direct flights between the two nations. As soon as the global pandemic started, the flights were canceled.

On the other side, Ruto declared that Angolan nationals no longer needed a visa to enter Kenya. However, the nation of Southern Africa has not yet ratified the same agreement. Lourenço promised that a decision will be taken in the following days and said that the issue would be discussed once he returned to Angola.

“Reciprocity must win in this Visa situation. We will carefully assess whether to extend the same privilege to regular passports. The visiting President said, “The signing can take place here or in the city of Luanda.”Ruto was also invited by Lourenço to visit Luanda on a state visit.Ruto reciprocated by endorsing his bid to lead the African Union in 2026.

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