November 14, 2018

President Uhuru expected to fly back to South Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country on Sunday from South Africa.

Barely a day after his return, President Uhuru is expected to fly back to SA.

“We have laid the groundwork for my State visit sometime in the first quarter of this year. We look forward to concluding and signing various agreements,” Uhuru said on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma also affirmed he would host him (uhuru) for a State visit later in the year.

During his visit, Uhuru met President Zuma in Durban where they agreed on strengthening relations between the two countries.

The two leaders also centred talks on trade and connectivity, and how these would boost industrialisation and also create employment for millions of youth.

President Uhuru thanked Zuma for attending his inauguration as the fourth President of Kenya, saying it was an honour to the people of Kenya.

The President noted that the gesture of goodwill was a reflection of the fraternal ties that Kenya and South Africa continue to enjoy.

On his part, Zuma congratulated him on his election and commended the people of Kenya for demonstrating a high degree of political maturity that has set example on the continent.

He also met the African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the Deputy President of South Africa.

Speaking during a dinner hosted on the eve of the ANC’s 106th birthday celebration on Saturday, Mr Ramaphosa said Uhuru’s visit demonstrated the special relations between the two nations.

He also congratulated Uhuru for winning the October 26 repeat presidential election last year.

Ramaphosa pledged that his ANC party and the Jubilee Party would work together to cement relations between the people of the two countries.

The Head of State also met Volkswagen South Africa head Thomas Schaefer who assured him that his firm would double production in Kenya and introduce a new model at its Thika vehicle assembly plant.

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