On 1st December 2016, the High Commissioner, H.E. Lazarus Amayo participated as a Panellist in an event organized by DLA Piper, a UK based Multinational law firm located in more than 30 countries. The event was organized as part of the DLA Africa week programme and was co-hosted by the Business Council for Africa a network of over 250 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the Europe.
The objective of the Forum was to explore the challenges and opportunities of BREXIT for the UKs future trade and investment relationship with the countries of Africa.
In his intervention, the High Commissioner noted that the implications of BREXIT will be clearer once the negotiations commence officially next year. He emphasized that the UK remains an important Trade and Development partner in the African Continent. The High Commissioner underscored the importance of ensuring continued market access for products from Africa into the UK market at existing market entry conditions after BREXIT. He noted that consultative meetings between the UK Government and African countries are critical at this stage to alleviate any uncertainties regarding the potential implications of the outcome of the BREXIT negotiations.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by the Commercial Counsellor, Mrs Anne Kamau and First Secretary Mr Fredrick Kidali.