President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, on Wednesday visited the tomb of the national leader of Kenya’s independence to pay his respects to the late politician.
Raisi honoured the spirit of Jomo Kenyatta by visiting his mausoleum, accompanied by President William Ruto and a number of Kenya’s parliament members.
Jomo Kenyatta is the leader of the Kenyan independence movement who spent more than 9 years of his life in British prisons. He became the first President of Kenya after it gained its independence from England.
The Iranian leader was on a State Visit to Nairobi, where he participated in a meeting of the high-ranking delegations of Iran and Kenya, held under the chairmanship of the Presidents of the two countries.
Speaking during the meeting, Raisi described the relations between the two countries to have deep historical roots and, referring to the huge capacities in Iran and Kenya, emphasised the necessity of using these capacities in line with the development of business interactions.
He stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran has become one of the advanced countries in various fields of medicine, agriculture, science and technology and industry today “thanks to the blessing of the Islamic Revolution,” emphasising Iran’s readiness to share these experiences with Kenya in the form of commercial and economic exchanges.
On his part, President Ruto announced that Kenya and Iran will strike a trade formula that will facilitate higher exports of tea, coffee and meat.
He observed that Kenya will also use the West Asian country’s wealth in technology and innovation for its own development.
During the meeting, the two leaders witnessed the signing of new MoUs and agreements in areas of agriculture, livestock, culture and heritage, information, ICT, fisheries, housing, urban and metropolitan development.