The UK Minister of State for International Trade and London, Greg Hands, has met with the delegation from Kenya at the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tweeting about the meeting, Mr Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, said it was an “Excellent engagement” and described the East African country as one of the UK’s best partners in Africa.
The British Minister met with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed who was the outgoing Chairperson having presided over the previous WTO Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi two years ago.
Met Minister Rt. Hon. Greg Hands, United Kingdom's Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, on the sidelines of the ongoing World Trade Organization 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) currently taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. pic.twitter.com/Wxc8KnVeKg
— AMB:Amina Mohamed (@AMB_A_Mohammed) December 11, 2017
Yesterday evening Mr Hands hosted a dinner of African Trade ministers which was attended by Kenyan Principal Secretary at the State Department of Trade Dr Chris Kiptoo where “matters of mutual interest” were discussed matters of mutual interest.
Currently in Buernos Aires Argentina for the @wto 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11). This evening I attended a dinner of African Trade ministers hosted by Rt. Hon. Greg Hands, UK Minister Trade & Investment and discussed matters of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/VDmcR2kvU6
— Dr Chris Kiptoo (@Kiptoock) December 10, 2017
The British Minister described the meeting as “excellent” and revealed that the UK is the only G20 country to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Development with much of this going to assist trade capability in Africa.