Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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President Uhuru Kenyatta heads to South Africa

The economies of the two countries contracted after being hit by the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis that hit key sectors such as tourism.

President Ramaphosa will receive the Kenyan head of state, who will be in Pretoria arrives at Union Buildings in the capital before the two leading companies leave for Transnet Engineering in Koedoespoort.

Transnet’s commitment is intended to provide an ideal opportunity to demonstrate South Africa’s capabilities in the supply and maintenance of rail technology. < / p>

“President Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the official talks with President Kenyatta, during which talks will be held on bilateral, multilateral, economic, regional and continental issues.

” Memoranda of Agreement on Cooperation for international cooperation and relations, home affairs and tourism are expected to be signed, ”said the President in South Africa in a statement.

The two heads of state will also explore other new areas of economic, trade and investment cooperation ahead of the South Africa-Kenya Economic Forum.

They will, too Discuss the latest developments in the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the manufacture and distribution of vaccines.

“President Kenyatta’s program will include a visit to the Aspen Pharmacare facility on November 24, 2021 in Gqeberha to demonstrate South Africa’s technical capabilities to manufacture and distribute vaccines and other pharmaceuticals to a global market in accordance with international standards and highlight potential areas. “Working with Kenya,” added the South African Presidency.

Kenya and South Africa have long-standing mutually beneficial relationships that predate Kenya’s historic support for the fight against aparthe id and colonialism exist in South Africa.

You are trading partner with South Africa, which exported goods worth 500 million US dollars to Kenya in 2020, compared with imports of 20.9 million US dollars. < / p>

According to the statement, there are more than 60 South African companies operating in Kenya, investing in financial services, real estate, food and beverage, entertainment services and hospitality, among others.

Additionally South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya Airways has announced that it intends to set up a pan-African airline group in the long term. The airlines recently signed a deal to this effect.

They believe that such a pan-African airline group could “increase the joint growth potential by leveraging the strengths of the two airlines’ busy hubs”.