H.E. Mrs. Josephine W. Gaita – Ambassador, Kenya Embassy to the Hellenic Republic

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Dear All Hellenes Businessmen and Investors,

As you embark on your visit for the 1st ever Multi-Sector Investment and Trade Mission to Kenya, let me take the opportunity to extend a special welcome to all of you to this beautiful Country.

As a vital component of Kenya’s Foreign Policy framework, Economic Diplomacy focuses on promotion of economic growth and sustainable development through strengthening of existing economic ties with our good friends, and exploring new opportunities by promoting Kenya as a tourism, trade and investment destination.

It is due to this fact that Kenya welcomes investors and entrepreneurs, and offers very competitive investment opportunities and a highly enabling environment. The Government guarantees investors’ security for their investment and provides all necessary support towards the success of business communities.

The country is an attractive ‘frontier’ market, a gateway to the region; a hub for trade and a centre for finance. Its strategic location makes it a gateway to the Eastern and Central Africa region. The modern Sea port of Mombasa serves the landlocked countries and boasts of super links to major sea ports in Europe, and other parts of the world. Foreign investors based in Kenya have the advantage to access East Africa Community (EAC) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) markets.

There are ample and promising investment opportunities available in key sectors of the Kenya economy. These include: infrastructure, building and construction, energy, information and communication technology, agriculture, tourism, energy and financial sector among others.

It is against this background that I once again extend a warm welcome to the Hellenic Businessmen and investors delegation to Nairobi to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in the country.

I remain hopeful that the 1st Investment & Trade Mission to Nairobi from 14th to 19th September, 2013 will give a new thrust to the bilateral ties between the two countries and our peoples.

Karibu Kenya……. Welcome to Kenya!