Trade, security and immigration were
expected to dominate the talks, which were preceded by a 21-gun
salute and guard of honour by the Kenya Defence Forces, in honour of
Zuma arrived in the country Monday night for the first state visit to Kenya by a South African president.
Kenyatta will then host President Zuma to one-on-one talks, formal
bilateral talks between the two governments, and then hold a news
conference on Tuesday morning [today]. In the afternoon, Kenyatta and
Zuma will address a Kenya-South Africa business forum, before Zuma
returns to State House for a state banquet hosted in his honour,” State
House spokesman Manoah Esipisu told News24.
Zuma is accompanied by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, minister of
International Relations and Cooperation; Lynne Brown, Public Enterprise
minister; Malusi Gigaba, Home Affairs minister; Nathi Nhleko, Minister
of Police Edna Molewa, Environmental Affairs minister and Nosiviwe
Mapisa-Nqakula the minister of Defence and Military Veterans.
visit will further provide a platform for both countries to review
progress on key areas of bilateral cooperation, which include trade and
investment; agriculture; tourism and infrastructure development,” a statement from the South African Presidency stated.
visit is expected to enable Kenya and South Africa to deepen economic,
political, cultural and social relations and further provide a platform
for both countries to review progress on key areas of bilateral
This includes partnership in trade and investment; agriculture; tourism and infrastructure development.
The two heads of state will exchange views on important regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern.
is seen as an important partner for South Africa in the East Africa
region, in the advancement of inter and intra-African trade and