Strengthen ties with Kenya, Mudavadi urges Britain
The United Kingdom government has assured Kenya of continued military, counter terrorism, defence and intelligence cooperation.
The commitment was made during talks between Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Nic Hailey, the Director of African Affairs in the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.
“Kenya is an important socio-political and economical and diplomatic hub of East Africa and major tourist attraction for the British. Our policy remains one of strengthening our strong historical diplomatic ties,” stressed Hailey.
Mudavadi, who is on an extended visit in London to meet government, political and business leaders, welcomed the UK government recognition of the importance on Kenya and England’s diplomatic affairs.
“Mutual reciprocity is the currency of modern diplomacy. No country is less important or more secure. We have shared interests to secure the world for all peoples as a community of nations,” said Mudavadi.
Both Mudavadi and Hailey stressed the importance of internal and external security particularly on terrorism and youth radicalization in both countries.
“We agreed to explore joint efforts in terrorism prevention given that some British nationals have been involved in terror attacks in Kenya,” Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi was accompanied by among others Grace Cerere, the Minister Counsellor in Kenya High Commission.