Dr. Alfred Mutua, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, has revealed that Kenya and Egypt have agreed to establish free visa entry for diplomatic and official passport holders beginning April 1.
Mutua stated on Friday that they are working together to finalize a visa-free regime for ordinary passports between both countries within six months, by October 1, 2023.
“In accordance with the African vision of AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area), we agreed on free visa entry for diplomatic and official passports of both countries beginning April 1st of this year, and to begin and finalize discussions toward a free visa regime for ordinary passports beginning October 1,” Mutua said.
“This will boost tourism, grow trade, and support the African Continental Free Trade Agreement’s economic free flow of people and goods,” Mutua added.
This agreement resulted from bilateral discussions in Cairo between CS Mutua and his counterpart, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry.
Mutua also stated that Kenya will import fertilizer from Egypt and will support Kenya’s Sh15 billion tree planting initiative by building dams and boreholes.