SAUDI TO SUPPORT KENYA’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Saudi Aribia government official at Statehouse Nairobi /FILE PHOTO.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

SAUDI Arabia has indicated it will fully commit to support Kenya’s development projects as well address emerging issues in trade and work relations.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Mohammed Al Khayat said his country will support development projects directly through the Islamic Development Bank , (IDB) and the Saudi Fund for Development.

Kenya and Saudi Arabia enjoy warm and cordial relations spanning several decades. One of the thorny issues between the two countries was the finalizing of a labour agreement between them to guide on the recruitment of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia.

However the agreement according to the ambassador is on its final stages of implementation.

Dr. Mohammed made the remarks at a Nairobi Hotel during celebrations to mark the 87th anniversary of the unification of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala who was present at the event assured the diplomats that there is no cause for alarm over repeat of presidential poll slated for October 26 ,and urged them to invest in the country.

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