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Richard Ngatia welcomes French support for Kenyan business

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has agreed on a partnership deal with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) aimed at supporting businesses in Kenya.

The deal was signed by Ms. Estelle Gillot, the FCCI Head of International Events and Partnership in the presence of Mr. Richard Ngatia, her Kenyan counterpart.

As part of the agreement, FCCI and KNCC will work towards expanding trade and investment opportunities through the support of Business Incubators, Digital technology, apprenticeship, SMEs programs, benchmarking, exhibitions, and events with the Kenyan business industry.

KNCCI will also focus on ICT, Logistics, Agriculture, Hospitality, and Infrastructure to expand its partnership with French Companies.

Since 2019, KNCCI has mid-wifed a process where business delegations from Kenya head to France in search of potential markets and oversaw growth in Kenyan exports between Sh8 billion in 2019 to Sh11 billion in the French market.

“We will be hosting FCCI in 2023 in Kenya to showcase the available business opportunities and enhance our partnership towards trade development,” said Ngatia.

Ngatia is seeking to create business opportunities and financing for KNCCI SMEs in Kenya.

He will meet with key representatives of the French Chamber of Commerce and BPIFteerance, Medef International, and Ambition Africa during his visit to the European country.

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