KENYA, TANZANIA AGREE TO LIFT EXPORT AND IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

NAIROBI, Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to lift export and import restrictions that have hampered business between the two neighbors for some time now.

This followed discussions between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli.

In a joint statement between foreign affairs CS Amina Mohammed and her Tanzanian counterpart Augustine Mahiga, a joint committee will be put in place to ensure all bilateral issues between the two countries are amicably addressed.

A diplomatic row has been brewing between the two East Africa biggest economies leading to a number of restrictions by both countries.

The two countries now have resolved to have restrictions on imports of milk and milk product to Tanzania and wheat flour to Kenya lifted.

Further the ministries of foreign affairs from the two countries will come up with a joint committee that will address other weighty bilateral issues.

The implementation of the cross border trade bans take effect immediately.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK