Asmara, 09 February 2023- President Isaias Afwerki and President William Ruto today, 9 February held an extensive and fruitful discussion at the State House in Nairobi.
At the meeting, President Isaias underlined the significance of President William Ruto’s visit to Eritrea in December last year that ushered in a new chapter in the bilateral relations between Eritrea and Kenya as well as impactful regional cooperation.
President Isaias said that the visit has expanded the scope of cooperation in various developmental sectors.
President Isaias also announced Eritrea’s decision to renew its membership in Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and readiness to play its part in its revitalization.
President William Ruto on his part expressed Kenya’s appreciation for Eritrea’s role in the regional peace and stability as well as its contribution in building Somalia’s National Army.
President William Ruto announced that Kenya will open an Embassy in Asmara.
Eritrea and Kenya further agreed that the abolition of visa requirements for citizens travelling to the two countries will be effective from today, 9 February 2023.