South African President Ramaphosa In Kenya

Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, arrived in Kenya on Tuesday evening and is in the country for a two-day state visit.

South African President Ramaphosa In Kenya

President Ramaphosa landed in Nairobi and was met by Salim Mvurya, the Cabinet Secretary for Mining, and Alfred Mutua, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

On Wednesday, the president of South Africa and President William Ruto are scheduled to have a meeting at State House Nairobi.

During their meeting, President Ramaphosa and President Ruto will discuss ways to improve their countries' bilateral ties.

President Ruto invited Ramaphosa to come, and a major topic of conversation will be the strict South African visa policy targeting Kenyans.

The South Africa President will then go to a symposium on business and investment between South Africa and Kenya at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).

Eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were signed by Kenya and South Africa in 2021 in an effort to strengthen and expand their bilateral ties, commerce, and investments.

President Ramaphosa and former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the signing ceremony during Kenyatta’s state visit to South Africa from November 22-24, 2021.

The agreements signed included: a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the Establishment of Diplomatic Consultations which establish and set guidelines for conducting diplomatic consultations on bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest, and MOU on Diplomatic Training, establishing a framework for the development of cooperation activities on foreign policy research and analysis, training of diplomatic personnel and exchange of information and publications between the Parties.