Mudavadi calls upon Africa, Europe to build strong cooperation

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 05:15 | By
Musalia Mudavadi

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has called on Europe and Africa to work together to harness opportunities that will translate into tangible actions.

Mudavadi called for strengthened partnership between Africa and Europe, saying prioritising sustainable development, promoting inclusive growth and fostering collaboration across sectors will unlock full potential of both regions.

He welcomed Denmark’s commitment to sustainable development, saying there are immense opportunities for Denmark and Africa to align their policies and investments with sustainable development goals.

“Let us remain steadfast in our dedication to cooperation and dialogue, translating our discussions into tangible actions that foster positive change in our societies. Together, we can build stronger partnerships, foster innovation, and create a more prosperous world for future generations,” Mudavadi said. He made the remarks during a high level meeting on Danish Government’s new approach to strengthened partnerships with Africa in Copenhagen, where he is representing President William Ruto.

“We have witnessed a tremendous improvement in the level of engagement between Denmark and Africa and more so, with Kenya as a comparison 15 years ago and now. What we need to focus on are the structures of engagement to see if they are having the necessary impact required on the African continent,” he added.

Mudavadi, also the Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary, said there is need to move to the phase of proper implementation of agreements entered and the policies engaged for Africa to realize benefits.

The CS lauded the Danish Government for its support on Africa’s trade and investment initiatives saying Africa and Kenya in particular is ready to foster more friendly partnership amidst the global competitive market.

According to Mudavadi, there is also need for engagements that will yield a structure that has greater impact on Africans and help the continent out of poverty and crises.

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