The President of Kenya begins a two-day state visit to South Africa

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by President Cyril Ramaphosa and began a two-day state visit to South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa-Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by President Cyril Ramaphosa and began a two-day state visit to South Africa.

Ramaphosa met Kenyatta on Tuesday in his office in the Union Building, where the two leaders held a press conference.

While in South Africa, Kenyatta will visit the Aspen Pharmacare factory in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) on Wednesday to learn about Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine production there. The plant is assembling Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which can produce approximately 220 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines each year, many of which are exported to various parts of Africa.

In addition to the Southern African Development Community composed of 15 countries, Kenya is one of South Africa’s largest trading partners in Africa.

According to official statistics, South Africa exported approximately US$500 million worth of goods to Kenya in 2020, while imports amounted to approximately US$22 million. More than 60 South African companies have operations in Kenya.

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