A section of MPs from Kenya have urged their South Korean counterparts to formulate laws and policies that will ensure that recent bilateral talks between the two countries become a reality.
Speaking on Tuesday when the Kenya-South Korea friendship group hosted their counterparts from South Korea, Daadab MP Farah Maalim and his Aldai counterpart Marianne Keitany said the two nations should closely work together for the promotional and bilateral relationship to benefit their citizenry.
“South Korea should work with Kenya say in technological transfer, infrastructural development, culture and IT. Parliament of Kenya is willing and ready to enable knowledge transfer between the two countries, as well as promote its relationship, fellowship and friendships,” said Maalim, who is also a member of the Speaker’s panel.
Keitany cited Kenya as being top in the use of ICT saying that a majority of the youthful population has made use of social media however lamented that they have been able to maximize the digital space.
“There are so many bilateral agreements that were signed among members, African countries on Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement that I believe would benefit Kenya and South Korea,” said Keitany.
She encouraged South Korea to come to Kenya and invest citing good environments that will be a win-win situation for both countries.
Head of the Korean National Assembly delegation Ahn Gyu Back said the two nations must undeniably work together for the development of their people considering that both parliaments work directly and indirectly as people’s representatives to promote bilateral relationships between the two countries, especially in the economy and the culture, IT, infrastructure, etc.
Belgut MP Nelson Koech who chairs the National Assembly’s committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign relations reckoned the visit by the Korean delegation underscores the importance of the friendship the two countries have continued to enjoy through cultural exchanges, ICT and education.
With the Korean nation bidding to host World Expo 2030 Busan, Koech observed as Korea seeks the support of many other countries including to host the World Expo 2030, they should preserve a booth for Kenya to market its products and services.
“In continuation of our long and proud history of cooperation and consultation within government, we hope for consensus to set a full set booth to showcase what Kenya has to offer,” he noted.
Koech underscored that in the Horn of Africa, Kenya has been very instrumental in bringing peace in the region including the war-torn region of Tigray, South Sudan and DRC for silencing guns for integration of peace so as to facilitate trade in the region.
“We will continue to use such safe space of a peaceful environment to continue advancing Kenya as a destination for investment,” he said.