Kenya Keen to Benefit from Iran’s Technical Expertise
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Speaker of the Senate of Kenya Ekwee Ethuro expressed the African country’s willingness to take advantage of Iran’s expertise in diverse fields, hoping that Nairobi would have the opportunity to bolster trade and economic cooperation with Tehran.
Speaking at a press conference here in Tehran on Sunday, Ethuro said his country is keen to strengthen its trade and economic ties with Iran in oil, energy and mining industries, given the Islamic Republic’s technical and specialist expertise in those fields.
He made the remarks following a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in the morning.
“Given the resources in our possession, we hope that we would benefit from Iran’s technical expertise in this regard,” Ethuro told reporters.
Pointing to a series of comprehensive plans for Iran-Kenya cooperation in economic and agricultural spheres, the African speaker reiterated that Nairobi seeks broader collaboration with Tehran.
Ethuro then expressed his eagerness to hold further meetings with authorities of Iran’s different ministries and institutions to put the plans for mutual cooperation into practice.
Back in 2010, Kenya's Speaker of Parliament Kenneth Marende had also paid an official visit to Tehran, during which he met with the then Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Marende had announced at the time that Kenya wants to “benefit from the Islamic Republic's model of political governance,” since both nations have faced common challenges, including colonial powers.