Today afternoon, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Kenya Mr.Pavel Vziatkin visited the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) headquaters and was hosted by the Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto in a meeting.
Promising discussions on how to support and enhance trade between the two countries were held.
In his remarks, Dr. Rutto expressed that the Kenya business community is ready to network and trade with their Belarusian counterparts.
The Chamber 1st Vice President decried the need to improve market access for Kenyan products to Belarus and other countries sampling Coffee, flowers, fruits and aquaculture products as the current major exports to Belarus.
He embraced the idea by the Belarus Ambassador that KNCCI and Belarus Embassy should jointly host and participate in events that are geared towards empowering traders from both countries.
This was emphasized by the Chamber Chief Operations Officer Mr. Patrick Nyangweso who stated that such partnership will positively impact on improvement of trade relation between the two countries.
Amb. Vziatkin conveyed that the Belarus Government through its Embassy in Kenya is ready to partner with KNCCI in holding trade events that will bring together members of the business community from the two countries to share and exchange business ideas as well as marketing their businesses.
He pointed out that Belarus is advanced in production of farm machineries like tractors and ready to supply these in quantity to Kenya to boost efficiency in harvesting, production and transport services.
He also revealed that the postponed Kenya Industrial Trade Expo organized by the Embassy that was scheduled to take place this month of November is now confirmed to take place in July next year. Initially, the event was to take place in July this year but could not materialize due to COVID-19 restrictions that existed them.