Wetang’ula Urges Ambassador Outa To Strengthen Bilateral Trade Relations


National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula has urged Kenya’s ambassador to Egypt, Fred Outa, to leverage his position to strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

Speaking at the thanksgiving ceremony for Ambassador Outa in Kisumu County Saturday, Wetang’ula remarked that Outa’s appointment reflects the government’s confidence in his ability to represent the country effectively.

He highlighted Egypt’s unique potential in foreign trade, suggesting that Kenya could benefit by strengthening and expanding bilateral ties and investment cooperation.

This, he noted, would enhance regional trade and ensure balanced foreign exchange.

‘With Egypt being an esteemed member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), we plan to leverage the African Free Trade Area to boost bilateral trade between Kenya and Egypt,’ stated the Speaker.

He challenged Outa to identify and pursue potential partnerships that could increase trade volume between the two nations, thereby solidifying hi
s legacy.

‘Just watch the barometer. You started with the trade volume at this low level, and by the end of your tenure, you should aim to raise it significantly. That will be your legacy,’ Wetang’ula emphasized.

Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo described Outa as a dedicated and long-serving politician, well-suited to serve the nation with great zeal and commitment.

He expressed confidence that the ambassador would effectively enhance the relationship between Kenya and Egypt.

‘We are confident that you will bring back opportunities for the Nyanza region and Kenya as a whole, helping to unlock employment prospects for the younger generation,’ Owalo stated.

Outa, the former Kisumu County Senator, was among 29 envoys appointed by President Dr. William Ruto last year to various Kenyan foreign missions.

During his vetting by the National Assembly Defence, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Committee, in April, he pledged to prioritize securing export opportun
ities for Kenya’s products in Egypt market.

In his remarks at the thanksgiving event in Rabuor Primary, Outa reiterated that his key duty is to protect, promote and advance the interest of Kenya abroad.

His mandate extends to the Kenyan Consulate in Amman, Jordan and the State of Eritrea.

Source: Kenya News Agency

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