H.E. Phyllis Kandie-Cabinet Secretary of East African Affairs, Commerce & Tourism

minister-trade-kenya

Dear friends from Hellas,

It is my privilege and honour to welcome you to Kenya.

Based on its long term strategy under the Vision 2030, Kenya, a rapidly growing economy, is looking forward to welcoming  Hellenic businessmen and investors who will participate in 1st Investment & Trade Mission to Nairobi from 14th to 19th September 2013. The visit takes place against the backdrop of blossoming cordial and warm billateral relations between Kenya and Hellas. This mission is, indeed, a historical event as the “cradle of mankind” will, for the first time,  meet the “cradle of culture” in a dialectic relationship of business and investment exchanges and in a field of knowlegde and  cultural exchange experiences.

The Kenyan economy, largely driven by the engagement of the private sector, has been resilient, managing to withstand the global economic recession, registering an average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 5.1% from the year 2010-2012. Kenya country has many investment and business opportunities to offer in various sectors: Infrastructure & Real Estate, Mining, Education, Tourism & Culture. Others are Agriculture, Industrial and Medical Equipment.

The intended visit to Kenya comes at an opportune time when the global economy is rebounding and Africa promoting economic integration. Kenya, as a key member of East African Community, which is a fast growing market of over 130 million consumers, is endowed with abudant opportunities for Hellenic business persons. The long presence of generations of Hellenic community  in our country, with their successful businesses, is proof of our long cordial relations over the years.

We welcome the initiative of our Honorary Consulate in the Hellenic Republic, its warm acceptance by the Hellenic Government, the full support by key ministries and organizations from both countries as well as our Hellenic friends and we promise them an unforgettable stay in our beautiful and hospitable country.

 

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Chepkosgey Kandie

Cabinet Secretary

East African Affairs, Commerce & Tourism

Republic of Kenya