Kenya and Uganda to initiate Sugar trade talks in November

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Taking a step ahead in direction to ease sugar trade tension between Kenya and Uganda, both countries would initiate discussion from November this year.

A team of officials from Kenya will visit Uganda in November to verify the claims made by its counterpart that sugar is produced in their country and not imported from other countries.

Harry Kimtai, Livestock Principal Secretary said, the government officials have fixed date in November for the meeting after the activities were hampered due to Covid-19 wave in Uganda.

“We will be visiting Uganda on a fact-finding mission and have exchanged some correspondence with that country,” he said.

Last week Uganda had invited Kenyan authorities including Agriculture and Trade ministerial teams to discuss the issue and resolve the deadlock.

Hassan Wasswa Galiwango, Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles invited Kenyan delegation for discussion last week.
Uganda has protested the Kenyan government’s decision of reducing 70% sugar import last month.

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