President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa held talks on the sideline of the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada aimed at improving bilateral and trade relations. Among the issues the two leaders discussed on Sunday include an investment conference set to be hosted in Nairobi in the last quarter of the year, that will focus on promoting intra-Africa investment, specifically investment into South Africa and into Kenya. The two also resolved to strengthen bilateral relations including working on immigration.
President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Foreign Affairs CS Dr. Monica Juma and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Policy Ruth Kagia, agreed he’ll make a state visit to South Africa, with the date to be decided soon.
The President later met with Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and several issues were discussed including the upcoming Blue Economy conference in Nairobi. Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to bring a large delegation to Kenya for the summit in order to boost the creation of new opportunities out of oceans and seas resources.
They discussed the increased opportunities for investment in the Blue Economy and how the opportunities can be leveraged to promote industrial growth and create more quality jobs. Furthermore, the Canadian Prime Minister pledged Canada’s continued support and partnership with Kenya, saying he was looking to further strengthen it for the mutual benefit of the two nations.