ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday
has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Kenya and wants
to further increase the bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade,
economy and defence for the mutual benefit of two countries. He
underlined the need for enhanced engagements at high political and
military levels to further boost mutual cooperation.
He stated this during a meeting with visiting Chief of Defence Forces of
Kenya, General Robert Kariuki Kibochi, who called on the President, at
Talking to the visiting dignitary, the President said that Pakistan had
initiated ‘’Look Africa Policy’’, under which Kenya was deemed as an
important East-African country and desired to develop close relations
with Kenya in the fields of political, economic and defence.
He apprised General Robert Kariuki Kibochi about the potential of
defence industry of Pakistan and emphasised the need for exchanging
defence delegations to explore areas of interest. The President
highlighted that the successful handling of Covid-19 pandemic by
Pakistan spoke volumes of excellent discipline shown by the Pakistani
He stated that Pakistan’s contribution towards African stability was
exemplary as Pakistan Army was the highest contributor of troops in
UN Missions for Africa.
General Robert Kariuki Kibochi appreciated the capability of defence
industry of Pakistan and professionalism of Pakistan’s Armed Forces,
particularly their role in maintaining peace and security in Africa.
He underscored the need for increasing cooperation in the area of
military training between the two countries. He also called for
increasing military-to-military cooperation as the both countries had
huge potential to expand cooperation in the field of defence.