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                                I am pleased that your administration has offered to double the Hungarian government scholarships awarded to Kenyan students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities.
                            
                            
                                                
                            
                                                            NAIROBI, Kenya, January 17, 2022/APO Group/ --
                                                        
                            Kenya and Hungary signed four bilateral cooperation agreements on health, water, education and diplomacy on Monday.



The agreements were signed at Government House in Nairobi shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his visiting Hungarian counterpart, János Áder, led their respective delegations in bilateral talks.

The health agreement covers human resource capacity building, information sharing and disease prevention, including Covid-19.

The pact on education will double the number of Kenyans receiving scholarships from the Hungarian government from the current 100 to 200 annually, while the deal on water covers sewage management, among other related aspects.

Kenya and Hungary also signed a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training and information sharing that will see the two countries collaborate on diplomatic training.

In a joint press address shortly after witnessing the signing of the agreements, President Kenyatta hailed Hungary as one of Kenya's strongest bilateral partners in Europe and said the country was the sixth foreign nation to establish a diplomatic presence in Kenya in 1964.

To cement the strong bilateral ties built over the past five decades and fulfill his strategic desire for a stronger presence in Central and Eastern Europe, President Kenyatta announced Kenya's plan to establish a diplomatic mission in Budapest “as soon as possible”.

He thanked his Hungarian counterpart for his government's decision to double the number of scholarships offered to Kenyan students and said the decision will further deepen bilateral ties between Kenya and Hungary.

“I am pleased that your administration has offered to double the Hungarian government scholarships awarded to Kenyan students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities.
Kenya And Hungary Sign Four Bilateral Agreements

I am pleased that your administration has offered to double the Hungarian government scholarships awarded to Kenyan students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities.

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 17, 2022/APO Group/ —

Kenya and Hungary signed four bilateral cooperation agreements on health, water, education and diplomacy on Monday.

The agreements were signed at Government House in Nairobi shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his visiting Hungarian counterpart, János Áder, led their respective delegations in bilateral talks.

The health agreement covers human resource capacity building, information sharing and disease prevention, including Covid-19.

The pact on education will double the number of Kenyans receiving scholarships from the Hungarian government from the current 100 to 200 annually, while the deal on water covers sewage management, among other related aspects.

Kenya and Hungary also signed a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training and information sharing that will see the two countries collaborate on diplomatic training.

In a joint press address shortly after witnessing the signing of the agreements, President Kenyatta hailed Hungary as one of Kenya‘s strongest bilateral partners in Europe and said the country was the sixth foreign nation to establish a diplomatic presence in Kenya in 1964.

To cement the strong bilateral ties built over the past five decades and fulfill his strategic desire for a stronger presence in Central and Eastern Europe, President Kenyatta announced Kenya‘s plan to establish a diplomatic mission in Budapest “as soon as possible”.

He thanked his Hungarian counterpart for his government’s decision to double the number of scholarships offered to Kenyan students and said the decision will further deepen bilateral ties between Kenya and Hungary.

“I am pleased that your administration has offered to double the Hungarian government scholarships awarded to Kenyan students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities.

“We thank you and your administration for the kind gesture that will not only help strengthen our people-to-people collaboration, but will also enhance the cooperation of our two countries within the broader partnership between Kenya and the European Union,” he said. President Kenyatta.

On trade and investment cooperation, President Kenyatta said Kenya‘s wish was to see more private sector involvement and thanked the Hungarian government for US$50 million in support given to the health, agriculture, education and country water.

The Kenyan leader also spoke about regional peace and security, saying that Kenya will continue to lead efforts to bring stability to its neighbourhood.

“Regional peace and security is at the top of our foreign policy and for this reason Kenya will continue to be an anchor State and guarantor of the processes to end armed conflicts and achieve political stability in our region,” he said.

At the same time, President Kenyatta urged Hungary to help unlock the pending Economic Partnership Agreement between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU).

Speaking through a translator, the visiting Hungarian leader announced his country’s commitment to continue supporting Kenya‘s development agenda and thanked President Kenyatta for the warm reception.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the President for this warm welcome and I wish you personally and all the people of Kenya every success in your efforts to overcome this devastating pandemic,” said President Ader.

Earlier, President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta welcomed the visiting Hungarian leader and his wife Anita Herczegh to Nairobi‘s Government House in an elaborate state reception that included a 21-gun salute and an honor guard mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Air Force. .

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