Improving on trade and tackling terrorism were the major issues that topped the agenda of the bilateral talks between Kenya and Nigeria when the two heads of state met on Thursday in Nairobi Kenya.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta echoed the need to have unity among African nations to combat security threats posed by various terror groups within the continent
“That kind of solidarity between us as African brothers and sisters sends a very strong message to the enemies of peace, to the enemies of tolerance, that we as Africans stand united in our efforts to defeat this enemy and to ensure that we are able to strongly push and advocate tolerant, democracy, social just and prosperous societies that are inclusive,” he said.
We are going to benefit a lot from agriculture in Kenya, that's why the minister of agriculture and rural development is part of my team here
The partnership with Nigeria is not about individuals but two great economies & it will withstand the test of time. pic.twitter.com/ttXFOZIqoC— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) January 28, 2016
Nigeria that has suffered a lot from the Islamist insurgency Boko Haram who have so far killed thousands and taken hundreds of hostages. Kenya on the other hand are facing the same threat from Al-Shabaab who recently had attacked a Kenyan army base in Somali.
The two leaders agreed to promote trade ties as they pointed out that intra-Africa trade and investment was key to African integration.
“We are going to benefit a lot from agriculture in Kenya, that’s why the minister of agriculture and rural development is part of my team here,” Buhari said.
Buhari is on a three-day visit to Kenya and is scheduled to meet with the Kenyan and Nigerian business community.