Italy and Kenya signed technical cooperation and educational agreements in Nairobi on Friday (July 3).?
Italy and Kenya signed technical cooperation and educational agreements in Nairobi on Friday (July 3). The agreements will include the construction of the Kenyan section of the Mombasa-Addis Ababa highway.
The Italian Foreign Minister, Dr. Aldo Moro, who arrived in Kenya on July 1 for a three-day, will also be visiting neighbouring Somalia before going to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Monday (July 6).
Dr. Moro and Mr. Giovanni Revedin, the Italian Ambassador to Kenya were greeted by the Kenyan Foreign Minister Dr. Njoroge Mungai at Haranbee House where they signed and exchanged the agreements.
Under the agreements signed, Italy will undertake to train Kenyan personnel and assist the Kenyan Government in financing their section of the Mombasa-Addis highway which is expected to cost about GBP1.5 million sterling.
The highway is expected to be completed in 1971 and will cut the driving time between the two capitals from eight days to 48 hours. Kenya has already completed the Mombasa Nairobi-Nanyuki section and will shortly finish the Nanyuki-Isiolo road.
From Isiolo, the road will stretch across the northern frontier desert to meet the Ethiopian section of the highway.