Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta are on Tuesday set to address the South Africa–Kenya Business Forum aimed at exploring new areas of economic, trade and investment co-operation.
This comes as Ramaphosa hosts Kenyatta, who arrived in Pretoria on Monday on a three-day state visit.
The South African presidency said in a statement over the weekend that Kenyatta’s programme will include a visit to Transnet Engineering in Koedoespoort.
“This engagement will provide an ideal opportunity to showcase South Africa’s capability in the supply and maintenance of rail-related technology,” the presidency said.
His Excellency President @CyrilRamaphosa will today, host His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, who is on a State Visit, at the Union Buildings in Tshwane at the invitation of President Ramaphosa. #BetterAfricaBetterWorld 🇿🇦🌍🇰🇪 pic.twitter.com/xUsIziDHtW
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) November 23, 2021
Common values and principles
The two presidents will also discuss the latest developments around the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the important matter of vaccine manufacturing and distribution.
“To this end, President Kenyatta’s programme will include a visit to the Aspen Pharmacare facility in Gqeberha on 24 November 2021 to demonstrate South Africa’s technical capacity to manufacture and distribute vaccines and other pharmaceuticals for a global market in accordance with international standards as well as to highlight areas of possible cooperation with Kenya,” the statement said.
The stage is set for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who is in the country on a state visit at the invitation of President Ramaphosa. The visit seeks to strengthen political and economic ties between the two sister republics with three agreements expected to be signed #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/sl1UW8b817
— Ntebo Mokobo (@MokoboNtebo) November 23, 2021
South Africa and Kenya share longstanding, mutually beneficial relations that predate Kenya’s historic support for the struggle against apartheid and colonialism in South Africa.
The strategic partnership between the two nations is underpinned by common values and principles.
Both nations are committed to democracy, good governance and respect for human rights including the emancipation of women and the full realisation of gender equality.
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