Nairobi, 8 November 2022 (TDI): The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Naledi Pandor met the Minister of Kenya, Alfred Mutua. The meeting took place ahead of the state visit by the South African President.
Naledi Pandor’s visit came ahead of the state visit of the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa to Kenya. While there, she met Kenyan officials.
She was with the delegation. During her meeting, she deliberated upon issues pertaining mutual interests of South Africa and Kenya.
It is pertinent to note that upon arrival, the South Africa President also addressed the Business Forum between the two countries.
The state visit was to ensure that Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa strengthens his relations with the government of Kenya. This led to the meeting of both Ministers who have had country-based relationships.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa has several times expressed his pleasure about the South Africa-Kenya relationship.
He has visited Kenya several times to ensure that their relationships will continue to remain intact. Cyril Ramaphosa has led the people of South Africa for all these years as the President.
Bilateral ties between Kenya-South Africa
Kenya and South Africa have had long years of mutually beneficial bilateral ties. Both countries have signed eight memorandums of understanding which will seek to strengthen their relations.
Both countries have enjoyed these successive diplomatic and bilateral relations for so long. During the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, a memorandum of understanding was established.
The two countries, South Africa-Kenya have both had a very good strategic relationship on the African continent. The relations between the Presidents of both countries have been cordial for all these years and both have remained friends and allies.