UK and Kenya agree to deepen security co-operation

Harriett Baldwin MP with Dr Fred Matiang’i
Harriett Baldwin MP with Dr Fred Matiang’i. Photo: Twitter/hbaldwin

On 7 and 8 March 2019 in London, the UK Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, the Rt. Hon Ben Wallace MP, and the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Interior & Coordination of National Government, Dr Fred Matiang’i, co-chaired the second High Level UK-Kenya Security Dialogue. The UK’s Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, and the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, also participated. 

The dialogue followed the renewal of the UK-Kenya Security Compact, witnessed by His Excellency President Kenyatta and Prime Minister May in Nairobi on 30 August 2018.

During two days of wide-ranging and productive discussions our two countries agreed to further deepen cooperation across the full sweep of our mutual security interests. This includes working together on community policing, efforts to tackle violent extremism, serious organised crime, cyber security, counter-terrorism and our defence partnership.

As close partners on regional as well as international security issues, the British and Kenyan Governments also committed to continue working together to promote stability and prosperity in our two countries, East Africa and the wider world.

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