Kenya's Minister for finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Mwai Kibaki, and the French Ambassador to?
Kenya's Minister for finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Mwai Kibaki, and the French Ambassador to Kenya, M. Rene Millet, signed an agreement in Nairobi on Tuesday (14 September) on technical and cultural co-operation between their two countries.
Mr. Kibaki said at the ceremony that the agreement formalised cooperation already existing between France and Kenya and would pave the way for future assistance in the provision of French teachers and other technical assistance staff who might be required in commerce, tourism, agriculture and other fields.
The agreement will be followed up by regular reviews of French assistance, both long and short-term, to Kenya.
SYNOPSIS: An agreement on cultural and technical cooperation between Kenya and France was signed in Nairobi on Tuesday by Mr. Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's Minister for finance and Economic Planning, and the French Ambassador to kenya, M. Rene Millet. The signing of the agreement formalises existing cooperation between the two countries.
According to the terms of the agreement both Governments will be working more closely in teaching and the provision of various technical experts.
Mr. Kibaki said that over the last two years, France had given Kenyan students 240 scholarships to enable them to study in France and in French-speaking African countries.
The French Ambassador told newsmen that the agreement would be followed up by regular reviews of French assistance both long and short-term, to Kenya. More immediately, officials of both governments will undertake a joint review of the educational and professional qualifications to establish a comparable level.