Lamu County Governor H.E Fahim Twaha hosted the Pakistan High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms. Saqlain Syedah following a courtesy call.
The two discussed possible partnership areas between the Pakistani Government and the Lamu County Government in strategic areas including in Agro processing; Automobile assembling, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizer Manufacturing, Fisheries, ICT, Industrial Machinery, Textile and Sugar industries.
Joined by the Lapsset Corridor Development Authority(LCDA) CEO, Dr. Sylvester Kasuku, the Ambassador was taken on guided tour of the Lapsset infrastructure at Kililana in Lamu West .
According to Governor Fahim, Lamu County stands to cement the existing bilateral relations between Kenya and Pakistan through trade partnerships that could be triggered by the China-Pakistan Corridor via the Gwadar Port and the LAPSSET Corridors Lamu Port, upon completion.
Pakistani’s Gwadar Port is a deep-water port situated at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, close to the Strait of Hormuz that is the third-most engaged route in the world, running 35% of world sea trade providing a smooth access to the worldwide market by the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan borders China in the Northwest, Afghanistan in the West, India in the East, Iran in the Southwest, and the Arabian Sea in the South, offering a strategic transport and trade to business Central Asia and the Middle East.