President Uhuru Kenyatta at the weekend held talks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa focused on deepening bilateral and trade relations.
President Kenyatta and President Ramaphosa agreed to hold an investment conference in Nairobi in the last quarter of the year, that will focus on promoting intra-Africa investment and specifically investment into South Africa and into Kenya.
At the meeting in Quebec City in Canada on Sunday, the two leaders resolved to strengthen bilateral relations including to work on immigration where progress has been made.
They also agreed that President Kenyatta will make a State Visit to South Africa as soon as possible at a date to be advised through the usual diplomatic channels.
The President was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Monica Juma and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Policy, Ruth Kagia.
President Kenyatta also met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva and discussed the Bank’s infrastructure projects in Kenya.
President Kenyatta pitched for the Bank’s emergency fund to help in the repair of Nairobi roads damaged by rains.
President Kenyatta and the World Bank CEO also discussed the realigning of the Bank’s funding to reflect the ‘Big Four Agenda’.
“We must strive to speak in one voice. We are weaker when splintered,” President Kenyatta said.
The leaders also discussed culture and entertainment as a bedrock for promoting tourism in the two countries.