The Chamber President Dr Eric Rutto held talks with the Qatar Airways Regional Manager for Eastern Africa Mr Fadi Zuraikat and his team. Accompanying him were the Chamber Vice President Mustafa Ramadhan, CEO Patrick Nyangweso, Partnership Lead Ruth Ouma,      and Mr Juma Luande KNCCI liaison – KNCCI Washington.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed opportunities for collaboration in various sectors of shared interest.

This include but not limited to;

  1. Qatar Visa support and facilitation to Qatar
  2. Trade EXPOS and events in Qatar
  3. Business trips to various destinations as currently Qatar Airways flies to 167 destinations globally and 27 in Africa.
  4. Stakeholders engagements- Qatar Airways, Qatar Chamber of Commerce, Qatar Foundation and more

Additionally, both parties discussed various means to strengthen collaborative efforts in several areas including trade and investments as well as the workforce.

In the discussions, the CP stated that the meeting represents an important opportunity to build on the results reached during the previous high level engagements, and reflected on the mutual dedication of both sides to continue efforts to enhance the collaboration between the two countries.  He further highlighted the positive trade and investment prospects available within Kenya, encouraging Qatari investors and companies to delve into these opportunities and leverage them to initiate successful investment partnerships, anchored in the shared visions and objectives of both countries.  The Chamber Vice President Mr Mustafa expressed confidence in the contribution of the Kenya – Qatar partnership to strengthening trade and investments, facilitating the flow of goods and services, and enhancing partnership between the two countries.


Mr Fadi shared his vision that this meeting will contribute to expanding and diversifying the strategic partnership and collaboration between the two nations, opening new horizons and creating opportunities for the Qatari and Kenyan business sectors.

The two sides agreed to take measures to strengthen trade, investment for a win win partnership and collaboration in a way that increases trade and streamlines the flow of goods and services.