Cyril Ramaphosa hosts Uhuru Kenyatta to deepen biletaral ties

President Cyril Ramaphosa is hosting Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta, who is on a state visit to South Africa, at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

Kenyatta’s visit at the invitation of Ramaphosa began on Monday and will continue until Wednesday.

The two countries share long standing, mutually beneficial relations that predate Kenya’s historic support for the struggle against apartheid and colonialism in South Africa, the Presidency’s acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale said.

Both leaders are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding today.

“The strategic partnership between the two nations is underpinned by common values and principles. Both nations are committed to democracy, good governance and respect for human rights including the emancipation of women and the full realisation of gender equality,” said Seale.

South Africa established diplomatic relations with Kenya in 1992, with a joint commission for cooperation agreement enabling the highest form of bilateral engagements conducted at ministerial level.