Directs flights from Tokyo to Nairobi could begin soon. This is after Japan’s Ambassador to Kenya Okaniwa Ken, held talks with Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula on areas of mutual interest between the countries.
The Ambassador, who has been in the country on a tour of duty since December 2021, indicated that he is exploring possibilities of commencing direct flights from Tokyo to Nairobi.
The two also held discussions on manufacturing, climate change, waste management systems and the Japan-Kenya exchange programme in technical skills and expertise.
“I congratulate you for the just concluded general elections in Kenya and for your election as the Speaker of the House,” Ambassador Okaniwa.
He indicated that Kenya is a great business partner saying that the Asian country is open for exchange programmes among Members of Parliament in the two Houses.
Speaker Moses Wetang’ula acknowledged the huge contribution made by the Japanese government in the development sector, including technology, infrastructure and motorcycle.
“Japan is an advanced market economy, and there is a lot we can benchmark and collaborate between the two countries”, Speaker Wetang’ula.
He particularly appreciated the role played by the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) in creating a forum for the exchange of ideas and learning for countries across the world.