Kenya has pledged its full support for Zambia in its economic difficulties following Rhodesia's closure of the Zambian border.
Kenya has pledged its full support for Zambia in its economic difficulties following Rhodesia's closure of the Zambian border. This was revealed on Saturday (January 20) by Kenyan Minister for Commerce and Industry, Mr. James Osogo, in a statement at Nairobi airport where he was saying farewell to a senior Zambian delegation returning home after a three-day visit.
During their visit the Zambians - Trade and Industry Minister Mr. Ackson Soko, and Transport Minister Mr. Fwanyanja Mulikita - visited the port of Mombasa with a view to re-routing exports there that had previously gone through Rhodesia and South Africa. On their farewell, Mr. Soko said he was returning home with a reassurance that Zambia could, if it wished, route exports and imports through Mombasa. He also said that he had delivered a message from Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda to Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta.
SYNOPSIS: Kenya's Minister of Commerce, Mr. James Osogo, revealed at Nairobi airport on Saturday that his government had promised to support Zambia following Rhodesia's closure of their border. He was seeing off a visiting Zambian delegation.
Zambian Trade Minister Mr. Ackson Soko, departing for home after the three-day visit, also spoke.