- The two nations, Wetangula said, share historical legacy and converging interests, particularly within the realm of maritime trade.
- Wetang'ula said Kenya has adopted a policy to engage with its Middle East allies.
National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has assured Yemenis seeking to invest in Kenya that the government will provide the necessary support to ensure their businesses thrive.
Wetang'ula said they are also open to collaboration with the nation on food production urging them to establish trading hubs in the country.
“Kenya stands as the gateway to the East African trading bloc hence a great position for the country’s gain,” he said.
Speaking when he held talks with Yemen’s minister for Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ahmed Bin Mubarak, the Speaker noted that such synergies will create economic opportunities and employment prospects for the people.
National Assembly Deputy Speaker Glady Shollei, Yemen's Charge d'Affairs Abdulsalam Alawi and Honorary Consulate Sheikh Saleh Shigog were present during the meeting.
He highlighted that the visit by the Yemen delegation serves as a statement of the readiness of both nations to work together in terms of business and trade.
The two nations, Wetang'ula said, share a historical legacy and converging interests, particularly within the realm of maritime trade.
“Yemen's strategic location as the gatekeeper to the Red Sea, effectively positions them as custodians and overseers of pivotal trade routes and pathways to Europe,” he stated.
The Speaker observed that Kenya has adopted a policy to engage our Middle East allies recognizing the significance of trade partnership and their substantial consumer base for the exports of coffee and tea.
“Even when these commodities are not utilized in Yemen, they serve as transshipment junctures to other markets,” he said.
"As Yemen proceeds along the path of stabilization, I am positive that there will be a robust partnership across both the executive and legislative levels in areas of common interest for the two nations."