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Kenya explores trade, tourism & airlines’ codeshare opportunities with Jamaica
President Kenyatta took an opportunity to speak to Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the sidelines during the just concluded G7 Summit in Canada, where the leaders agreed to get tangible bilateral relations moving between the two countries.
The two explored how to leverage on quick wins such like codeshare for airlines with Kenya Airways due to start non-stop flights from Nairobi to New York in October easing flight connections to Kingston, Jamaica, which is 3 hours from New York.
President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Holness agreed that Kenya could export its tea and coffee to Jamaica and in turn import peanuts from the Carribean country thus boosting trade between the two countries.
President Kenyatta also pledged commitment to work with Jamaica in ensuring the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) speak with one voice and is not splintered along continent lines.
The leaders also discussed culture and entertainment as bedrock for promoting tourism in the two countries.