Iran and Kenya on Wednesday signed five documents to strengthen cooperation in veterinary medicine, communications, culture, fishery as well as the technical and vocational training.
The documents, comprising agreements and memorandums of understanding, were signed by the two countries’ ministers in the presence of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto.
According to a statement published on the website of the Iranian president’s office, the signing commenced after their meeting in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
At a joint press conference after the meeting, Raisi said the two countries have great potential for cooperation.
Hailing Africa the “continent of capacities,” Raisi said Iran “warmly” welcomes the expansion of relations with all African states.
He also invited Ruto to visit Iran in the near future.
The Kenyan president, for his part, said the two countries have agreed to build a car assembly factory in Kenya for the production of Iranian cars with Swahili names.
Kenya welcomes Iranian investors and traders with “open arms” and will create a “favorable” environment for them, he noted.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Raisi arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday morning, in the first leg of his tour to East Africa, which will also take him to Uganda and Zimbabwe. (Xinhua/NAN)