Jordan–Kenya relations

Jordan-Kenya relations



Jordanian–Kenyan relations are bilateral relations between Jordan and Kenya.


In November 2014, during his visit to the UAE, Uhuru Kenyatta the President of Kenya discussed ways with King Abdullah II of Jordan to combat extremism and asked for Jordan's expertise in the matter. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was present.[1] Kenyatta also visited Aqqaba, Jordan, where he attended a summit featuring various other international leaders. He also discussed the same bilateral issues therein.[2]


Jordan expressed its openness to trade with various African countries, including Kenya.[3]

Kenya is considered the third largest non Arab African market in the continent and an important business gateway to the African Great Lakes region by Jordan. It is also one of the major nontraditional markets and important to access the wider COMESA market.[4]

Trade between Jordan and Kenya included:[4]

(All currency is in US$ )

Year Imports (to Kenya
from Jordan)
Import Growth
Exports (to Jordan
from Kenya)
Exports Growth
Trade Balance
Kenyan Economy

Kenya imports goods that mostly consist of inorganic chemicals, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, plastics products, furniture, dates and air conditioning machines.[4]

Jordan imports goods that mostly consist of coffee, jute and other textiles, sugar confectionery and cut flowers and buds.[4]

Diplomatic missions

The embassy of Kenya in Cairo accredited to Jordan.[5]


  1. . Uhuru holds security talks with UAE, Jordanian leaders. Retrieved on 17 May 2015.
  2. . Uhuru in Talks With the King of Jordan. Retrieved on 17 May 2015.
  3. . Jordan eyeing free trade accords with Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Retrieved on 17 May 2015.
  4. 1 2 3 4 . Jordan commercial ties with Kenya. Retrieved on 17 May 2015.
  5. . Embassy of the Republic of Kenya | Cairo | About us. Retrieved on 17 May 2015.
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