Kenya buyer signed hydraulic breaker parts purchase order today 22 August 2016. We are planning to ship the order from our stock quickly via air freight.
Kenya buyer signed hydraulic breaker parts purchase order to Merit Automotive today 22 August 2016.
Kenya buyer signed hydraulic breaker parts purchase order to us. We have sent our thanks to him.
Relations between Turkey and Kenya.
Bilateral relations between Turkey and Kenya have consistently developed since Kenya gained its independence in 1963 and the Turkish Embassy in Nairobi was opened in 1968. The President of the Republic of Kenya H.E Mr. Daniel Arap Moi visited Turkey in 1996 to attend the 2nd UN HABITAT Conference, and the H.E. President Abdullah Gül made his maiden trip in Sub-Saharan Africa to Kenya on 20-22 February 2009. This was also the first bilateral Presidential visit between Turkey and Kenya. On the occasion of this visit, Turkish Airlines started to operate commercial flights as of 20 February 2009 between Istanbul and Nairobi.
The visit indicated the commitment of Turkey’s intentions to establish sustainable relations with Africa under the framework of Turkey’s Africa Policy which gained an important momentum since the first Turkey-Africa Summit held on 18-21 August 2008.
In 2012, Kenya opened its Embassy in Ankara. In December 2012, Turkish Airlines started flying to Mombasa in addition to Nairobi.
On 8-10 April 2014, the President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta visited Turkey. 10 agreements and memoranda of understanding in the fields of security, trade, financial and technical cooperation, energy and mining were signed during the visit, which was the first State Visit of H.E. Kenyatta to the European Continent.
On 4-7 April 2014, the second meeting of the Turkey-Kenya Joint Economic Commission was convened in Ankara under the co-chairmanship of H.E. Nabi Avcı, Minister of National Education of the Republic of Turkey and H.E Amina Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Kenya. During the meeting, investment and trade relations between the two countries were reviewed thoroughly.
There is a fruitful cooperation between Turkey and Kenya in international and regional areas of mutual concern. Turkey gained a special place in Kenya’s new foreign policy initiatives and considers Kenya as a major actor regarding African affairs.
Bilateral trade volume was 144 million USD in 2015 (export from Turkey: 131,2 million USD; import to Turkey: 13,2 million USD).
Turkey’s major exports to Kenya include coal bitumen and petroleum products, transportation machinery, cereal products, textile fibers, fertilizers, machinery, steel, rubber, furniture and plastic products. Turkey’s imports from Kenya include rawhide and products, tea, coffee, spices, cocoa, textile fibers, fish, raw materials for dye and paints. Turkey is well-known in Kenya for its high quality textile products and construction materials.
In recent years, as relations with Africa became an important policy priority, Turkey started to be recognized as a leading emerging development partner in Kenya. The Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has developed various projects particularly in the fields of health, food, agriculture, livestock and education. Kenyan experts participate in Turkey’s capacity-development programs in the areas of security, agriculture, education and health. Various Turkish NGOs also provide health and emergency aid in required areas.
Within the framework of Türkiye Scholarships, Turkey provides scholarships every year to Kenyan students for university education in Turkey.