Kenya: President Kenyatta meets Singapore Deputy Prime Minister on bilateral issues
MOMBASA, July 15, 2018, (AltAfrika) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today met visiting Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and discussed deepening trade and bilateral relations.
Their talks at State House Mombasa also focused on initiatives to promote partnership agreements for the prosperity of the two countries.
President Kenyatta was briefed on the successes of Singapore government in providing affordable housing, port management and aviation.
Currently 80% of Singaporeans live in government built apartments. There are about one million Housing and Development Board (HDB) apartments, largely clustered in new towns that extend around the city’s coastal core.
On port management and aviation, Singapore’s logistics sector has built a world-class infrastructure and processes.
Currently the country is setting up a block chain based supply chain platform to track and trace cargo movement.
The Singapore Deputy Prime Minister has been in the country holding meetings with various leaders and stakeholders in government and private sector.
He also held talks with Cabinet Secretaries Henry Rotich, (National Treasury and Planning) Amb. Monica Juma, (Foreign Affairs and International Trade) and James Macharia (Transport and Infrastructure).
During his visit, he also witnessed the signing of a comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation.
Additionally, CS Monica Juma will be leading a Kenyan delegation to the Africa-Singapore Business Forum to be held in August this year.