These agreements aim to improve the relationship between Kenya and Angola.
The deals cover various important areas, including wildlife protection, shipping collaboration, youth development, forestry cooperation, and agricultural projects.
President Ruto mentioned, “Other MOUs are on telecommunications and ICT, oil and gas, mining and geology, health collaboration, capacity building of the public service, and cooperation of our respective diplomatic academies.
These frameworks will unlock the potential of our commercial and trade relations,”
These agreements are expected to enhance trade and commercial relations between the two countries.
Additionally, in an effort to boost trade and travel between Kenya and Angola, the Kenyan government has decided to eliminate the visa requirement for Angolan nationals immediately.
Both countries have also urged their transport ministers to speed up discussions about reinstating direct flights between Kenya and Angola.
The two leaders also made a commitment to work together to promote peace and stability in the Great Lakes region.
They expressed their opposition to unconstitutional changes of government and external interference in the political processes of African nations.
President Ruto highlighted their roles in addressing conflicts in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through the Luanda Roadmap and the EAC-led Nairobi Process.
Kenya and Angola share concerns about the increasing number of conflicts in Africa and other regions.
They called for urgent reforms in the United Nations, especially in the Security Council, to make it more inclusive, accountable, efficient, and responsive to the world’s geographical realities.
President Ruto announced that Kenya will support Angola’s bid for the chairmanship of the African Union, based on the endorsement from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Regarding climate change, both leaders acknowledged the severe impact it has had on their countries.
They reaffirmed the resolutions made at the Africa Climate Summit and agreed to collaborate under the framework of the African Union and the United Nations in preparation for COP28 in Dubai next month.
Their goal is to ensure that Africa plays a vital role in addressing this critical issue.