Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has announced that Kenya is set to bolster its ties with Algeria in the areas of security, trade, and diplomacy.

Speaking today, Thursday January 18, 2024 on the sidelines of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Munyonyo, Uganda, Mudavadi stated, “Kenya is committed to strengthening relations with Algeria in the security, trade, and diplomacy sectors.”

This announcement comes after a meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Attaf, where Mudavadi expressed Kenya’s gratitude for Algeria’s support of the Multinational Security Support Mission in Haiti and pledged Kenya’s commitment to lead international efforts to support peace and stability in the region. Minister Attaf also affirmed Algeria’s continued collaboration with Kenya to ensure peace in Haiti.

Furthermore, the two ministers discussed pressing global issues, including the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

They jointly called for the de-escalation of hostilities and an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Mudavadi stressed the importance of concerted efforts to combat terrorism, citing Kenya’s security concerns due to groups like al-Shabaab.

Attaf highlighted the challenges faced by the Sahel region due to armed and extremist groups, some with links to terrorist organizations like ISIS.

Mudavadi also  held a meeting with Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Minister January Makamba to resolve an aviation restriction row and agreed to pursue extensive bilateral engagements to strengthen their countries’ diplomatic policies.

This move signals a positive step towards enhancing the foreign relations of both Kenya and Tanzania.