Egypt plans to import more fruits and other food products from Kenya. Yesterday, business delegations from the two nations started a two-day trade forum where new trade deals would be signed. Kenya mainly sells tobacco, paper and paperboard, fruits and vegetable textile fibres to Egypt. The value of the overall imports has grown 8.67 percent to Sh18.98 billion between 2014 and 2020.
Egyptian ambassador to Kenya Khalid Abyiad yesterday called on local farmers and businesses to tap the vast Egyptian market with increased shipments of fruits. “Kenya is the leading trade partner for Egypt in the East African region and the opportunity for growth in the two countries are boundless. This forum is important to open up these opportunities,” he said.