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Vice Foreign Minister Cho Meets with Cabinet Secretary of Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1. On October 8, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun met with Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya Monica Juma, who is on a visit to the Republic of Korea. In the meeting, the two sides discussed matters of mutual interest, including main recent exchanges and substantive cooperation between the two countries, and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
※ Cabinet Secretary Juma, having arrived in the ROK on October 8, will pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and hold meetings with the President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Ambassadors to the ROK from African countries.
2. Vice Minister Cho took note of ongoing robust high-level exchanges between the two countries, including the ROK Prime Minister’s visit to Kenya in July and Cabinet Secretary Juma’s visit to the ROK; and voiced hope for further exchanges and advances in the cooperative ties between the ROK and Kenya, a leading country in East Africa.
° Cabinet Secretary Juma, affirming Kenya’s support for the ROK government-led peace process on the Korean Peninsula, noted that peace on the Korean Peninsula will contribute to world peace. Vice Minister Cho, extending appreciation to Kenya for its support, stated that the ROK government will continuously seek to achieve denuclearization and establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula by building on the outcome of the recent inter-Korean summit talks.
※ The Kenyan government posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (September 27) a statement welcoming the third inter-Korean summit (Pyeongyang Declaration).
3. Vice Minister Cho conveyed hope to step up substantive cooperation with Kenya, a gateway to East Africa with favorable climate and natural conditions, a stable situation and a market economy regime, and relatively good infrastructure. On that note, he suggested that the two countries seek concrete ways to work together in diverse areas, including science, technology, information and communications technology (ICT), infrastructure construction and the development of human resources.
4. Cabinet Secretary Juma expressed hope that Korean enterprises will take part in Kenyan projects conducted to fulfill President Kenyatta-led “Big Four” agenda, which include the housing improvement project for low-income brackets; and extended appreciation to the ROK government for supporting a sustainable economic and social development of Kenya through various development cooperation projects.
° The Cabinet Secretary also extended gratitude to the ROK government for its assistance to the Kenyan government with regard to "the Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy" to be hosted by the latter government in Nairobi from November 26 till 28; and expressed hope that the ROK government will continue working with the Kenyan government toward the success of the event.
* unofficial translation