Harriett Baldwin, joint Minister of State at the Foreign Office and Department for International Development, hosted a meeting yesterday evening for Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Interior and Coordination Dr Fred Matiang’i along with the Kenyan delegation with is visiting London for the UK-Kenya Security Dialogue.
Ms Baldwin said the meeting which focused on strengthening security co-operation between the UK and Kenya was an “Opportunity to toast our strong partnership and commit to working even more closely together on keeping our two countries safe.”
British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, also joined the meeting which explored aviation security, counter terrorism, fighting serious organized crime and regional security initiatives.
The discussions, chaired by Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace and also in attendance was UN and Commonwealth Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmed.
Commenting after the meeting, Wyre and Preston North MP Mr Wallace said he was “Delighted to chair UK-Kenya Security Dialogue today alongside CS FredMatiang’i.”
He went on to describe the discussions on counter-terrorism and serious organised crime as “particularly productive”, describing Kenya as a “key partner in tackling these global challenges”.
Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon said the meeting, also attended by Special Envoy Martin Kimani, was looking to increase the strength of collaboration through the Commonwealth during the “constructive strategic dialogue” on cyber security.