Kenya–Russia relations

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Kenya–Russia relations



Kenya–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-кенийские отношения) are bilateral relations between Russia and Kenya. Russia has an Embassy in Nairobi. Kenya is represented in Russia through its Embassy in Moscow. Russia had established diplomatic relations with Kenya on December 14, 1963 and it still has good relations with the East African country.

In May 1997, in Moscow, the foreign ministers of Russia and Kenya signed a Memorandum of ministerial consultations (last round was held in Nairobi in November 2009). In July 2008, Russia on a working visit to the head of the Kenyan Foreign Minister M.Wetangula.

In May 2001 he visited Kenya Parliamentary delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Georgy Boos. In July 2002, Moscow was visited by Kenyan MPs from the Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.

In November 2007, in Kenya, a delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Svetlana Orlova. The delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya, took part in the International Parliamentary Conference "Russia - Africa: Horizons of Cooperation", which was held June 15–16, 2010 in Moscow.

In June 2009, in Moscow, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Kenya N.M.Balala, who met with the Head of the Federal Tourism Agency A.I.Yarochkinym. In September 2009, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mrs. S.Mbarire held talks with Chairman of the Tourism Committee of Moscow G.V.Antyufeevym, representatives of the Russian Chamber of Commerce.

In January 2011, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Svetlana Orlova took part in the Russian-Kenyan business forum in Nairobi. In November 2010, Nairobi, visited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He had a conversation with the President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki, talks with Acting Foreign Minister Dzh.Saytoti. During the visit, a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Service Institute Foreign Minister of Kenya, as well as an agreement on cooperation and cultural exchanges between the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. Peter the Great (Kunstkamera) and the National Museums of Kenya.

In March 2011, Moscow on a short working visit to the Acting Foreign Minister George Saitoti, who held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Turnover in 2010, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia totaled 204.3 million ($ 110 million - in 2009). Russian exports (121.5 million) steel, rubber, chemicals, solar panels, small quantities of consumer goods. Imports (82.8 million dollars) tea, coffee, flowers. In 2006, Russia had Kenya by the World Food Programme (WFP) humanitarian assistance in the amount of $ 2 million.

In August 2011, in Kenya from the contribution of the Russian Federation to fund WFP $ 1 million was delivered 1040 tons of Russian wheat flour. To help refugees in the territory of Kenya, in October will be allocated a special flight Russian Emergencies Ministry with party drugs. From Russian private business structures to the Kenyan market foothold "Kenruss Medix Co., Ltd.." (Medical equipment, commercial promotion scholarships to Russian universities) and "Rusmotors" (sale of cars "UAZ" and "KAMAZ"). Preparing a project company organization truck assembly "KAMAZ".

Russian companies are studying the possibility of participating in the construction and reconstruction of railway lines in Kenya.

In May 2005 in Moscow under the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Kenya signed interdepartmental document on the main areas of cooperation, and in May 2006 - a memorandum of understanding.

Strengthening the relations in the field of tourism. Kenya is annually visited by about 10 thousand Russian tourists. In the projects of the Russian-Kenyan cooperation agreement in the field of tourism. N.M.Balala again visited Moscow in March 2011 to participate in the International Tourism Exhibition.

In November 2009, the Kenyan delegation led by the Minister of Transport Ch.Mvakvere participated in the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Moscow.

In 2010 JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" and "Kenya Airways' commercial agreement on joint operation of the route Moscow - Dubai - Nairobi, and the Russian airline" Air Company "Flight" was scheduled to perform passenger and cargo transportation on the route Moscow - Nairobi - Moscow. In our country were educated about 1,400 Kenyan citizens.

In 2008, for the state and the private line of training have left about 200 people. Russia annually grants Kenya 30 fellowships from the federal budget. In 2010, because of organizational difficulties with the Kenyan side of the number to go to Russia to train Kenyans dropped to 26 people.

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