France’s Emmanuel Macron to visit Kenya next March.

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Kenya next March as part of a two-day visit. It was announced this week by Aline Kuster-Menager, Ambassador of France in Nairobi.

As reported by Ecofin Agency, the visit should be marked by strengthening of the trade and diplomatic relations between the two countries. Several cooperation agreements covering many projects should be concluded.

The proposed rapid transit train service, between the Nairobi central business district and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, is among projects expected to feature prominently in their discussions, Daily Nation reports.

”  Traditionally, Kenya and France have strong bilateral ties, and I am pleased that we have continued to deepen these relationships. I look forward to President Macron’s visit,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in response to remarks by The Standard.

According to figures from the French Finance Ministry, France is the 16th  Kenya provider in commercial terms (with a 1.1% market share) and its 11th customer.

 In 2017, France became the second creditor of the East African country.

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