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Kenya-UK COVID-19 emergency response committee hold first joint meeting

(The Southern African Times) – Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday held the first meeting of the Joint Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19.

The committee was set up on April 7, 2021 by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo and UK Foreign Secretary Rt Dominic Raab to explore ways to resolve ongoing travel restrictions between the two countries.

“The Committee agreed to form technical groups to address the issues and report back to the main Committee in the next few days.

The Committee agreed on the importance of the bilateral relationship and of resolving the negative effects of the restrictions, particularly movement of people and goods,” read a statement to newsrooms.

Kenya and UK agreed to form the joint committee following an earlier move by the UK to include Kenya in its ‘Red List’.

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