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Barbados signs agreements with kenya

Barbados has inked two important agreements on the first day of the state visit by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to Kenya.

Prime Minister Mottley is in Nairobi after attending the 9th Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group summit.

Her state visit comes months after playing host to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

She was received in an elaborate reception ceremony complete with a 19 gun salute before she held talks with President Kenyatta.

One of the agreements signed was for the avoidance of double taxation.

The other, a Memorandum of Understanding on Health that will among other provisions allow Kenyan universities to enter into partnerships with Barbadian institutions for training health professionals.

She says the agreements, not just government to government unleash the potential of the two countries.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

Kenya and Barbados are exploring partnerships in a number of areas including tourism where Kenya is a world leader as a safari destination while Barbados tops in beach tourism.

In the field of education and culture, the Barbadian leader says a number of Kenyan schools have been chosen to twin with institutions in her country and there will be an exchange of cultural practitioners.

Ms Mottley adds Barbados is taking hold of its future.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

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