Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) held the first meeting of the Joint Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19 on Thursday.
The committee was set up on April 7, 2021 by Kenyan Foreign Minister Amb.Raychelle Omamo and British Foreign Minister Rt Dominic Raab to investigate ways of resolving the current travel restrictions between the two countries.
1. Kenya and the UK held the first meeting of the Joint Emergency Response Committee on Covid-19 on Thursday the 15th. The Committee was chaired by the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Macharia Kamau, and the Director of the Office for the Commonwealth and Development Ministry for Africa, Irfan Siddiq.
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“The committee agreed to form technical groups to resolve the issues and report to the main committee in the next few days.
The committee agreed on the importance of bilateral relations and the resolution of the negative effects of the restrictions, particularly on the movement of people and goods, ”it said in a statement to the newsrooms.
Kenya and the UK agreed to form the joint committee after the UK had previously decided to add Kenya to its “Red List”.