Uhuru holds talks with British PM Johnson, agreeing to embark on post-Brexit negotiations

President Uhuru Kenyatta held private talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during which the two leaders agreed to begin negotiations for the Kenya-United Kingdom (UK) Brexit trade deal.

Negotiations before the UK exit from the European Union (Brexit) on 31 December 2020 will be held in the framework of the Kenya-UK Strategic Partnership Framework in January 2020 and the two leaders established in the East African Community. The parameter to increase regional integration (EAC).

In a telephone conversation on Saturday, July 4, the head of state and the British prime minister discussed a number of Kenya-UK bilateral interests amid the two countries' responses to the global COVID-19 health crisis.

Uhuru has thanked the British government for granting visa overstay amnesty to Kenyan citizens in the UK who cannot travel until 20 May 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Visa waiver, Kenyan people, especially students and workers, were able to apply to travel to Kenya as a standard to return to Kenya.

Uhuru thanked the UK government for cooperating with the Kenyan government's Workers Protection Plan, which would benefit clothing and horticulture to prevent massive staff layoffs during the current COVID-19 global financial disaster.

Both leaders have reaffirmed their strong support for the Commonwealth and are committed to working together to promote stability, continuity, and solidarity in the Commonwealth.

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