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Ambassador To Kenya
European Union

Chief Executive Officer
FPEAK Stephen Mbithi


Board Member
The Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa

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Lodewijk Briet, European Union Ambassador to Kenya

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The European Union's ambassador to Kenya, Lodewijk Briet, has underscored the importance of research in the fight against food insecurity in Africa. "Research and clear thinking on how to improve food and farming production is critical in fighting poverty and improving the livelihoods of many households in Africa," Briet was quoted saying in Kenya's Standard Digital [www.standardmedia.co.ke/] newspaper. [Image credit: Flickr, CIAT]

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EU envoy urges Kenya to sign 'duty free' flower export agreement

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) ambassador to Kenya Lodewijk Briet has urged the Kenyan government to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU in time so as to benefit fully from duty free exports to the European market.
According to EU statistics, Kenya's flower sector earned 495 million U.S. dollars in sales of roses exported to Europe last year, which contributed to 30 percent of the total exports to the European market during the same period.
Still, EU ambassador to Kenya Lodewijk Briet said this was a drop as Kenya delayed signing the EPAs negotiated between the EU and Africa last year.
"The delay which took three months to complete had a huge impact on the sales of exported Kenyan flowers," he said.
"The deadline for ratification is October 2016, and we need Kenya to sign the agreement in time so as to avoid the last minute rush," the ambassador said.
Kenya is one of the high class flower exporters in the world. The East African nation supplies flowers mainly to European countries including Holland, Britain, Germany, France and Switzerland.
"As we will embrace Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, we expect better sales in Europe," said Kenya Flower Council (KFC) Chairman Richard Fox Wednesday during a visit to Naivasha, Kenya's largest cut flower center, along with a EU delegation ahead of Valentine's Day.
Fox said they expected flower sales in Europe in the next four months to increase by 40 percent and out-number those of last year.
A worker prepares roses for export at Van Den Berg Flower Farm Naivasha | Coastweek
NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- A worker prepares roses for export at Van Den Berg Flower Farm ahead of Valentine's Day in Naivasha, Kenya.
According to industry data, flower sector in Kenya employs over 500,000 people both directly and indirectly, and supports the livelihood of over two million households.

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"Nairobi's business and growth is being held back by jams," Lodewijk Briet, the European Union Ambassador to Kenya said Tuesday in a statement.

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European Union Ambassador, Lodewijk Briet, said:

Briet said the EU will be working in partnership with Kenyan educational and justice institutions to reduce all forms of violence against children across nine counties of Kenya.

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