Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced seven new bilateral agreements signed between the country and Zimbabwe, after talks with visiting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The two leaders met for a three-day official visit at the State House in Nairobi a day after Mnangagwa arrived in the East African country.
The meeting came a day after the Joint Kenya-Zimbabwe Permanent Cooperation Commission (JPCC) meeting to lay the groundwork for cooperation talks in various sectors aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.
The agreements were signed in the areas of political and diplomatic consultations, tourism and wildlife protection, civil aircraft accident and serious incident investigations, promotion of women’s empowerment and community development, youth affairs, cooperatives, and sports and leisure.
Alongside the agreements, President Kenyatta also called for the lifting of the crippling sanctions the international community had imposed on Zimbabwe, which he said had caused problems for the South African country.
“We have continued to emphasize our strong determination to continue to support Zimbabwe against the illegal sanctions that have been imposed on that country and continue to cause undue trouble, trouble and trouble for the people of Zimbabwe and we believe this is unfair. ‘ Kenyatta said.
“We have continued to emphasize our strong determination to continue to support Zimbabwe against the illegal sanctions that have been imposed on that country and continue to cause undue trouble, trouble and trouble for the people of Zimbabwe and we believe this is unfair. ”
For his part, President Mnangagwa thanked Kenyatta for his country’s support against the sanctions and the ongoing cordial diplomatic relations enjoyed by both sides.
“This meeting is a positive development that shows our relationship is going in the right direction. Through the implementation of our memorandums of understanding articulated by my brother, our economies will be transformed for a higher standard of living for our people,” Mnangagwa said.