Kenya and Germany are poised to fortify their longstanding relationship, with a focus on labour agreements and collaborative international missions, as affirmed by President William Ruto during talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
President Ruto expressed Kenya's determination to expedite labour agreements between the two nations, emphasizing the need to enhance labour mobility as a means to curb illegal relocation.
He highlighted the historical ties and shared interests between Kenya and Germany, spanning trade, investment, environmental conservation, and industrial promotion.
“Kenya and Germany share strong historic ties and considerable interests, especially in trade, investment, environmental conservation, and industrial promotion. We will build on these relations to benefit our people,” President Ruto affirmed.
During a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit in Berlin, President Ruto and Chancellor Scholz discussed the significance of fostering investments in Africa, acknowledging the continent's competitiveness.
Chancellor Scholz commended Kenya's pivotal role in capacity building and its support for the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
“On the sidelines of the “G20 Compact with Africa” conference in Berlin, [I] held talks with Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz who pledged to support Kenya's mission to Haiti and peace in the Horn of Africa,” President Ruto disclosed.
Furthermore, Chancellor Scholz affirmed Germany's commitment to assist Kenya in its mission to Haiti and acknowledged President Ruto's plea for support in advocating reforms in the International Financial Architecture.
The Kenyan president emphasized the need to address the debt crisis affecting nations in the Global South.
The discussions underscored the shared commitment of Kenya and Germany to harness their diplomatic ties for the mutual benefit of their citizens, focusing on labour cooperation, international missions, and collaborative efforts in addressing global economic challenges.