Kenya and Uganda settles trade spat, aims to strengthen bilateral ties

The two East African nations, Kenya and Uganda have called off their trade spat which saw the restriction of certain products from both countries for some time now.

The agreement was reached after a bilateral meeting held in Nairobi between Kenya’s Agriculture Cabinet secretary Peter Munya and his Ugandan counterpart, Frank Tumwebaze.

A joint statement from the two parties says “the ministers noted that there have been disruptions in trade in poultry and poultry products between the two countries and both parties agreed to immediately remove any administrative measures that have inhibited trade in these products,”

The trade spat affected agricultural produce on the part of Kenya whilst Uganda’s diary sector suffered the most. The new agreement has been seen as a step in the right direction, especially within the confines of the continental free trade agreement.

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