Citizens of both nations may now travel freely between their countries according to an executive order signed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Kenya’s President William Ruto.
President Ruto said the arrangement had been finalized and Kenyan nationals will be granted visa-free travel for 90 days every year during an address to the press at State House on Wednesday, November 9.
It was also stated by Ruto that he and Ramaphosa had agreed on a plan for dealing with foreign nationals who broke the law while visiting their respective countries.
Furthermore, he said that an agreement had been reached to determine, track, and eliminate trade-distorting non-tariff obstacles.
Ramaphosa, for his part, reaffirmed South Africa’s commitment to fostering robust bilateral ties with Kenya across a wide range of sectors of shared interest.
Both nations have a lot of potentials, and South Africa’s president said he and Ruto will be looking into it.
The two presidents also addressed regional and continental concerns including the DRC conflict and climate change.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta was thanked by current South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa for his role in ending fighting in Ethiopia.