, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 12 – South African President Jacob Zuma is set to jet out of the country Wednesday morning after a three day State visit, the first by a South African Head of State.
During the bi-lateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the two leaders emphasized the need for closer cooperation between Kenya and South Africa to spur development.
Speaking at State House Nairobi, President Kenyatta indicated that this will boost the economies of the two countries for mutual benefit.
On his part President Zuma stated that his country will reconsider its visa conditions following a request that Kenyans be issued with visas on arrival.
He also called on South Africa’s business community to increase their investments in Kenya while pointing out that there are currently 60 companies operating in the country.
The South African Head of State said his visit to Kenya will open up a new chapter of the relations between the two countries, pointing out that the business forum provides opportunities to strengthen economic and trade ties.
On his part, President Kenyatta challenged the private sector to maximise the economic opportunities between the two countries, adding that the two governments will continue improving the business environment.
President Kenyatta said he had reached agreements with President Zuma to remove all trade barriers — tariff and non-tariff — between the two countries because Kenya and South Africa are not in competition with each other.