Seychelles President Danny Faure is in Kenya for a three-day state visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries.

Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta
Faure, who arrived in Nairobi on Sunday evening, was formally received by his host President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday at State House where he was accorded full state honours including a 21-gun salute.

The two leaders later held an one-on-one talk before they led their delegations in bilateral talks aimed at bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Seychelles.

Kenya’s president in a statement issued on Monday said the two leaders are expected to focus on areas of interest between both countries including Maritime Security.

“Cooperation between the two countries may be enhanced through other initiatives such as sharing of intelligence and capacity building measures,” State House said.

Tourism is a major foreign exchange earner for Kenya and Seychelles and the two countries share similar product – beach tourism.

Both countries stand to benefit as there are various opportunities of cooperation in the sector.

“These would include sharing of best practices, training and exchange programmes, joint marketing strategies and joint packaging of the destinations,” it said.

According to State House, Kenya stands to benefit by encouraging qualified Kenyans to seek employment in Seychelles, as the Indian Ocean nation requires well-trained and skilled human capital for employment in various sectors of its economy. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/