Kenya has signed an agreement to export more than $60 million worth of tea and coffee to Jordan during their first Joint Trade Committee meeting in Amman, Jordan.
This is in implementation of the Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement between the two countries in December 2016.
The deal was signed by Eng. Yarub Qudah, the Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Adan Mohamed, the official government website reports.
They called for the full implementation of the trade agreement to achieve more tangible business outcomes.
As they highlighted the need to increase the low trade volumes and investment flows between their countries, the counterparts agreed on more bilateral cooperation in industrial development, industrial parks, tourism, renewable energy, agriculture, housing and urban development, trade and investment among other sectors.
Kenya and Jordan have already established cooperation in matters security.
In September 2016, King Abdallah II of Jordan attended a joint bilateral military exercise between the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces and Kenya Defence Forces during his one day official visit to Kenya alongside the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.