President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has wrapped up a three-day State visit to Kenya during which six agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed.

The MoU’s were signed after President Zuma and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta led their delegations in bilateral talks at State House, Nairobi, Tuesday. The two leaders told the media after the talks that said Kenya and South Africa had agreed to enhance co-operation in trade and security.

They also addressed a Kenya-South Africa business forum where the South African leader urged businessmen from his country to increase their investments in Kenya.

The visit, which President Zuma pronounced as successful, saw the two leaders agreeing to progressively remove all trade barriers to enable the two countries benefit from their untapped trade potentials.

In a joint communique issued at the end of his visit Wednesday, the two countries agreed to forge strong bonds of partnership so as to attain higher levels of economic growth.

The two governments signed agreements and MoUs on co-operation between the Kenya Investment Authority and Investment South Africa; on police co-operation and on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and service passports, on co-operation in biodiversity, conservation and management and on defence co-operation.

The two governments also signed an MoU on the development and implementation of LAPSSET (Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport) Corridor Projects in Kenya.

Source: Nam News Network