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Saudi Arabia to recruit 100,000 Kenyans


Up to 100,000 Kenyans will move to work in Saudi Arabia if negotiations between the two countries succeed.

Saudi Arabia is interested in recruiting mainly skilled and semi-skilled workers such as nurses and technicians, Kenyan media reported.

The recruitment option was part of the talks between the two countries last week when Saudi Arabia’s Commerce minister Majed Bin Abdullah Al Kassabi led a delegation of government officials and business people from the private sector for the meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

According to the Daily Nation, Saudi Arabia and Kenya agreed to work together on a number of issues.

The Saudi delegation had a meeting with seven cabinet secretaries and the two sides decided that a government-to-government agreement that will allow Kenya to purchase Saudi crude oil at subsidised prices would soon be negotiated.