The Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) once again welcomed another Ambassador in less than two weeks. This time compliments were paid by H.E. Anthony Muchiri, High Commissioner-designate of Kenya to Barbados.
Ambassador Muchiri advised that having presented his credentials to Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, he was now officially accredited as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Barbados.
During the courtesy call, the Ambassador followed-up on the progress made with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the BCCI, Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and the Kenyan Private Sector Alliance which was initiated during the state visit by the Kenyan President to Barbados in August 2019.
Ambassador Muchiri stated that Barbados should explore opportunities to become a transport hub between Kenya and the Eastern Caribbean and encouraged the BCCI to explore among the business sector interest in the possible linkages and commercial pull that logistics could generate out of.
Executive Director, BCCI – Misha Lobban Clarke provided an update stating that the draft MOU had been shared with the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) for review as it was agreed that the MOU should be entered jointly with the them.
During the courtesy visit, it was agreed that the official signing of the MOU could take place in December 2019 when a delegation, including representatives of the Barbados private sector, will be led by Prime Minister Mottley on a state visit to Kenya.
The BCCI looks forward to continuing discussions to explore potential synergies that can be capitalized on between Kenya and Barbados in the areas of trade and investment.