UK Trade Minister meets Kenya delegation at WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina

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Minister of State for International Trade, Greg Hands, with Amina Mohamed. Photo: Twitter/GregHands

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.

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.

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.