Uhuru set to begin a 3 day state visit to South Africa

Uhuru set to begin a 3 day state visit to South Africa
  • PublishedNovember 22, 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta is today evening set to begin a three-day visit to South Africa after an invitation by the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ahead of the president’s arrival, Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi while briefing the press in her office in Pretoria, said that the highlight of the visit will be a bilateral meeting at the Union Buildings where some memoranda of understanding (MOUs) will be signed including the Memoranda of Agreement on cooperation in International Cooperation and Relations, Home Affairs and Tourism.

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According to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, the discussions between the two heads of state will range from bilateral, multilateral, economic, regional and continental issues.

The two leaders are expected to address the South Africa–Kenya Business Forum to further explore new areas of economic, trade and investment cooperation.

The 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 cement their discussions on Covid -19, Uhuru will visit 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 per international standards as well as to highlight areas of possible cooperation with Kenya.

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