Kenya and Djibouti on Wednesday signed four agreements aimed at boosting trade and deepening bilateral links.
The agreements were signed at State House, Nairobi where President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh.
The latter is on a three-day state visit to Kenya.
The agreements are Trade Agreement, MoU on Bilateral Cooperation in the Livestock Sector, Agreement on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments.
An agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports was also signed shortly after Uhuru and Guelleh held bilateral talks focusing on trade and security.
President Kenyatta said the partnership that has existed between Kenya and Djibouti has been strong and efforts were being made to make the cooperation more fruitful.
The Head of State, who spoke after holding a private meeting with his guest, said the two nations face the same kind of challenges since they are in a region that has for decades been ravaged by conflicts and modern forms of organised crime like terrorism.
“We have talked about how to strengthen our cooperation and to secure our nations. Both our nations are in a very troubled region and we talked on how to secure the safety and prosperity of our people,” he said.
President Guelleh said Djibouti desires to strengthen its partnership with Kenya in developing the region and making it peaceful.
He said Djibouti and Kenya are working together to make Somalia peaceful to ensure that the security risk that its continued instability poses to the region is eliminated.