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Jordanian investors eye trade opportunities in Kenya, East Africa

Principal Secretary for the State Department of Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives, Chris Kiptoo said that the visit is a welcome development following the recent call on the state by King Abdulla of Jordan/FILE

Principal Secretary for the State Department of Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives, Chris Kiptoo said that the visit is a welcome development following the recent call on the state by King Abdulla of Jordan/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Kenya is set to host a group of investors from Jordan as the two countries seek to strengthen their political, social and economic ties.

The 100-strong delegation of investors and business representatives will be in the country in mid December to meet traders in tea, coffee, hides and skins, aviation, food and beverages and the hospitality industry.

Other sectors that will be represented include medical, health and the construction industry.

Principal Secretary for the State Department of Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives, Chris Kiptoo said that the visit is a welcome development following the recent call on the state by King Abdulla of Jordan.

“As a regional economic power house and with the number of incentives that we give to any investors the Jordanian delegation will find plenty of opportunities to partner with local investor,” said Dr Kiptoo.

“Investors in Jordan are taking heed of their Head of State to explore trading opportunities in East Africa and Kenya in particular.

Jordan has some of the best specialty hospitals in the world, is renowned globally for their aviation prowess and well developed cosmetics industry.

The country is also known for their dealings in oil, refrigeration/cooling and heavy importation of tea coffee, meat and leather products.

The visit will involve an exhibition at the KICC, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) meetings as well as industry, plant and farm visits.

Organizers of the event include Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, State Department of Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives and the revamped Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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