Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Brasilia - Brazil

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KENYA-BRAZIL RELATIONS



KENYA-BRAZIL RELATIONS

Brazil considers Kenya an important partner in the East African region. It established a resident diplomatic mission in Nairobi in 1967. Kenya opened its Embassy in Brasilia in October 2006. Former President Luiz Inaçio Lula da Silva made his first official visit to Kenya from 5th – 6th July, 2010. This was the first visit by a Brazilian President to Kenya.

  • There is a pending invitation for a return State Visit to Brazil by H.E. the President of the Republic of Kenya.
  • Bilateral Cooperation between the two countries takes place within the framework of the Kenya/Brazil Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) which was established in 2005.

 

  • In July, 2013 Kenya´s Ambassador to Brazil led a team of industrialists and business executives from Brazil in holding bilateral talks with the President and various government officials.

 

  • H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta sponsored Harambee Stars to watch live football matches in June 2014 during the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

 

  • Eighteen Agreements have so far been signed between Kenya and Brazil in various sectors like agriculture.  Brazil has offered Kenya many training opportunities in the areas of food security, rural development and capacity building for small scale farming.

 

  • Brazil has also offered an $80 million credit line to the Kenyan government to support financing of farming equipment and infrastructure such as tractors and technological transfer/capacity building under the More Food International Program.

 

  • In May 2015 the Government of Brazil through it Council of Ministers COFIG approved USD 11,236,955.60 as the first potion of the credit line to purchase agricultural equipment.

 

  • The Government of Brazil, represented by the Special Adviser to the Secretary of Family Farming and Agrarian Development, Mr. Guilherme Martinelli visited partner countries involved in the More Food Programme. Mr. Martinelli visited Kenya from 9th – 13th December, 2016 to consult with experts from Ministry of Agriculture.

 

  • Kenya, through the State Department of Livestock purchased the first batch of 2000 doses of bull semen from the Hereford & Bradford Association of Brazil in October 2016. This purchase was made possible under an MoU signed with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in August 2013.
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