Kenya-Algeria Parliamentary Caucus To Explore Trade-Friendly Legislation
By Samuel Ouma
Members of the Parliament of Kenya and Algeria have committed to exploring legislation allowing trading among the two countries.
Speaking during the inaugural meeting between Kenya and Algeria parliamentary group in Algiers, members of the friendship caucus have agreed to explore possible ways of developing legislation that benefits the two nations.
The inception meeting attended by members of the two countries is intended to familiarize members with each other for direct engagements at the Parliamentary level.
In a meeting held in the National People’s Assembly in Algiers, Algeria, Members forming the Parliamentary Friendship Group have committed to cementing and enhancing national and Parliamentary relations between the two nations.
In welcoming their counterparts, the Vice-President of the Algeria friendship group, Messaoudi Amor, expressed his gratitude for the visit by the Kenyan delegation, noting that they were ready to reinforce their collaboration for the benefit of Africa’s growth and development.
“We are aware that our two presidents of the Assembly and the Senate have met over strengthening bilateral engagements with your Speaker and we are ready to implement their decisions”, said Messaoudi.
He further indicated that the association existed before and was just a matter of activating it by engaging in various activities geared towards mutual benefits for the two countries.
The Chair of the Friendship Group in Kenya’s National Assembly, Nanok Daniel, acknowledged the warm gestures by their counterparts and affirmed that they too agree on implementing the discussions carried out by their leaders on enhancing bilateral and parliamentary relations between the two countries.
“We are ready and willing to engage on issues that will boost the development of our two nations. We shall consult among each other to come up with a specific programme of activities on how to engage on areas of trade, education, technology , engineering, Agriculture, pharmaceutical among other areas of interest”, said Nanok.
Hon. Nanok expressed his gratitude for the current scholarships offered to Kenyan students by the Algeria government, noting that strategic engagement will provide an opportunity to review and explore more potential training areas now that the country is exploring the oil and petroleum field, an advanced field in Algeria.
On his part, Mohellebi Saadi, a member of the friendship committee in Algeria, noted that the committee was ready to engage both at diplomatic and economic levels saying that the move is timely as Africa is grappling with utilizing her natural resources to benefit her continent.
The Kenyan delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula is in Algiers, Algeria, for official engagements.