According to TUKO news agency, Kenya has begun talks with its neighbor Ethiopia to import electricity from the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD), which began generating power on Sunday, February 20.

The Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, Meles Alem, announced Nairobi would import cheap hydro-processed power as part of the trade agreements reached earlier this month.

The deal was sealed when Ethiopian Finance Minister Eyob Tekalign visited Kenya from February 2 to 4.

A statement issued by the Ethiopian Embassy in Kenya on Monday, February 21, indicated the commencement of a technical committee meeting on fast-tracking the power purchase agreement between Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

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