His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar is on a historic State Visit to Kenya where he has led the Persian Gulf nation in signing several agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Kenya.
The MoU on tourism cooperation provides for the creation of conditions for long-term collaboration in the sector through exchanges of expertise, statistics, marketing and promotion.
The Kenya-Qatar agreement on education, higher education, scientific research and technology provide a cooperation framework for the two countries through exchanges of information, expertise and visits.
The two countries also signed an agreement for cooperation in the understanding and promotion of each other’s cultural arts and matters, through exchanges and participation in each other’s cultural activities such as festivals, symposia and exhibitions.
The Kenyan Government also presented proposals of new opportunities for investment to the Qatari delegation with Kenyatta saying the signed agreements will facilitate implementation of projects in various sectors of the economy.
“Kenya will appreciate your country’s support for development projects in infrastructure, education, energy, tourism and hospitality among other sectors,” President Kenyatta said.
He also requested Qatar’s support in capacity building in the Aviation industry to meet the demand for specialized cadres of staff.
Qatar recently supported the National Treasury of Kenya to establish the National International Finance Centre (NIFC), an institution that will be a catalyst to international financial transactions in the country and regionally at completion.
It also continues to offer job opportunities for Kenyans.
Al Thani assured of Qatar’s commitment for supporting Kenya saying the country will share its experience of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup competition with Kenya.