Africa & Middle East

Kenya keen to learn from Malaysia

Kenya is keen to learn from Malaysia on how the country developed its information and communications technology, and infrastructure sectors, as it planned to emulate the experiences to diversify its economy.

Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka said Kenya was looking forward to gain experience and learn from Malaysia on ways to embrace development at the recent Langkawi International Dialogue 2011 (LID2011) in Malaysia.

He said Malaysia was truly an excellent model of economic transformation.

"Trading and smart partnerships, in terms of ICT, is really what we want to look for in order to diversify the economy as well as eradicate poverty.

"We are giving priority to the growth of infrastructure such as roads in Kenya and Malaysia again is a very good example in this sector of development," he told Malaysian news agency Bernama after the official opening of LID2011 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on June 19.