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    A KENYAN TRADE DELEGATION ARRIVED IN MAURITIUS ON TUESDAY (24 OCTOBER) TO EXPLORE WAYS OF PROMOTING EXPORTS.

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    KENYAN PARTY; MR. KANYUA INTERVIEWED (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "MR. KANYUA WILL YOU TELL US THE AIM OF YOUR VISIT TO MAURITIUS?"



    KANYUA: "WELL, OUR AIM HERE IN MAURITIUS IS TO COME AND FIND BUT WE CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN OUR TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN OUT TWO SISTER COUNTRIES".



    REPORTER: "WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS YOU WILL TRY TO MARKET HERE?"



    KANYUA: "WHILE WE ARE HERE WE WILL TRY AND SEE WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS YOU HAVE WHICH WE CAN BUY AND ALSO WE WILL TRY AND SEE WHAT WE CAN SELL YOU. THERE ARE VERY MANY PRODUCTS WHICH WE ARE PRODUCING IN KENYA, BOTH MANUFACTURED GOODS AS WELL AS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, WHICH I THINK WE CAN SELL TO YOU AND WE SHALL ALSO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITIES OF BUYING FROM YOU."



    REPORTER: "WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT BE BUYING FORM US. HAVE YOU IN MIND OUR SUGAR OR OUR TEA?"



    KANYUA: "WELL, I WOULD SAY AT LEAST NOT TEA BECAUSE WE ARE ALSO EXPORTERS OF TEA BUT MAYBE SUGAR. SOMETIMES WE ARE SHORT, SOME YEARS WE ARE SHORT OF SUGAR AND THIS IS A POSSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE."



    REPORTER: "CAN YOUR VISIT AT THIS JUNCTURE BE INTERPRETED AS DESIRE OF YOU GOVERNMENT TO STRENGTHEN THE TIE BETWEEN KENYA AND MAURITIUS ON THE EVE OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF MAURITIUS?"



    KANYUA: "THAT IS CERTAINLY SO BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN THE POLICY OF THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT SINCE WE GOT OUR INDEPENDENCE TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH ALL OUR NEIGHBOURS INSTEAD OF LOOKING TO EUROPE AND OTHER FAR AWAY PLACES. WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH ALL OUR NEIGHBOURS."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU ENVISAGE THE SIGNATURE OF THE BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOUR COUNTRY AND OURS ONCE MAURITIUS IS INDEPENDENT?"



    KANYUA: "WE WOULD CERTAINLY WELCOME THE IDEA VERY MUCH AND I THINK WE WILL BE VERY GLAD TO TAKE THIS IDEA BACK TO OUR GOVERNMENT AND MAYBE SOME TIME AFTER YOU GET YOUR INDEPENDENCE WE COULD SIGN A BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENT."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU VISUALISE IN THE FIELD OF TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION KENYA AND MAURITIUS SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE?"



    KANYUA: "I CERTAINLY THINK THAT THERE IS A LOT WE COULD LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE VISITS SUCH AS THIS SO WE LEARN WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND YOU LEARN ALSO WHAT WE ARE DOING. I AM SURE WE COULD LEARN FROM EACH OTHER."



    REPORTER: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. KANYUA".



    KANYUA: "THANK YOU".




    Initials JSU/VS/MR/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A KENYAN TRADE DELEGATION ARRIVED IN MAURITIUS ON TUESDAY (24 OCTOBER) TO EXPLORE WAYS OF PROMOTING EXPORTS. OFFICIALS SAID ON THEIR DEPARTURE FROM NAIROBI THAT ADEQUATE EFFORTS HAD NOT BEEN MADE IN THE PAST BY KENYA TO DEVELOP TRADE AND CONTRACTS WITH COUNTRIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WHICH GEOGRAPHICALLY WERE ITS NATURAL TRADING PARTNERS.

    THE VALUE OF KENYA'S TOTAL EXPORTS TO MAURITIUS LAST YEAR WAS ABOUT GBP500,000 STERLING BUT FELL BY ABOUT 20 PER CENT.

    ON ARRIVAL THE LEADER OF THE DELEGATION, WHICH WILL ALSO VISIT REUNION AND THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, WAS ASKED ABOUT ITS PURPOSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31EN42EYGIZRS70C1PUQDSIGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA31EN42EYGIZRS70C1PUQDSIGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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