Thirty years have passed since the last visit of a head of british government in Kenya and, on Thursday, August 30, president Uhuru Kenyatta did not hesitate to point out to his host, Theresa May : “I am delighted that you are coming by yourself, see a country and a continent that has changed much in nearly four decades. “The first minister ended in Nairobi, his first african tour, which was first conducted in South Africa, and then Nigeria. A visit to woo the three former colonies, lighthouses of the british Empire and fill gaps opened by the Brexit, after a summer in which the negotiations on the divorce with the european Union (EU) has stalled.
“While the United Kingdom prepares to leave the EU, we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition that ensures the continuity of our business relations, has assured Ms. May, during a press conference, in the presence of his counterpart in kenya. Today, we have looked towards the future, towards a renewed partnership that will unlock the incredible potential of the next generation for both our countries. “
47 billion euros invested in 2016
Has the head of a delegation with thirty business leaders, the visit of the first minister was naturally to find new markets for british companies. Upon his arrival in South Africa, Tuesday, 28 August, Mrs May has posted a goal is seeking ambitious : “As the Uk becomes the first investor in the G7 countries in Africa by 2022. “A target, nevertheless achievable, in the time of the disengagement in the u.s., with 47 billion euros invested in 2016, the Uk closely follows the Usa, who have invested $ 49 billion euros in the same year, according to figures from the united Nations Conference on trade and development (Unctad).
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