Uhuru’s latest deal opens 200 Hungarian scholarships For Kenyans.
Following the signing of four bilateral agreements between Kenya and Hungary, 200 Kenyans are set to receive scholarships.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an agreement with his Hungarian counterpart, János der, on Monday, January 17, under which the two countries will collaborate in the education sector.
According to the agreement, the number of students receiving government scholarships from the Hungarian government will more than double the initial 100.
“I am glad that your administration has offered to double Hungarian Government Scholarships given to Kenyan Students annually from the current 100 to 200 opportunities,” the Head of State announced.
Uhuru and Ader led their respective delegations in signing bilateral agreements for cooperation in health, water, education, and diplomacy at the State House in Nairobi.
Hungary will invest Ksh5.67 billion (USD50 million) in each of the four sectors.
The President also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on diplomatic training and information exchange, under which the two countries will collaborate on diplomat training.
“We thank you and your administration for the kind gesture which will not only help strengthen our people-to-people collaboration but also enhance our two countries cooperation within the wider Kenya-European Union partnership,” President Kenyatta said.
Uhuru announced Kenya’s intention to establish a diplomatic mission in Budapest as soon as possible.
The health agreement covers human resource capacity building, information sharing, and disease prevention, including Covid-19, while the water agreement covers wastewater management and other related issues.
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The visiting Hungarian leader, speaking through a translator, expressed his country’s commitment to continuing to support Kenya’s development agenda and thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for the warm welcome.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the President for this cordial warm welcome and I wish you personally and all the people of Kenya a lot of success in your endeavours to overcome this ravaging pandemic,” President Ader stated.