1 On September 5, 2022, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya, together with the ASEAN Ambassadors to Kenya, consisting of the Ambassadors of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, made a joint call to Mr. Richard Ngatia, president of kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the ASEAN region and Kenya.
2 The KNCCI President encouraged the ASEAN business sector to explore trade and business opportunities in Kenya.
3 He reiterated Kenya’s strategic location as a logistics hub for East Africa.
4 The port of Mombasa in Kenya has been the largest port in East Africa for decades.
6 More importantly, Kenya is a member of several regional economic blocs, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and a member of the world’s largest free trade area, which is African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covering a population of over 1.2 billion Africans.
7 At the end of the meeting, both parties determined to co-organize the events to increase business and investment values in the coming years.