South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his gratitude to Kenya for supporting his country's fight for freedom from apartheid.
“Kenya provided unwavering support and solidarity for many years during our struggle against the evil system of apartheid,” President Ramaphosa said.
The South African President spoke on Tuesday evening in Pretoria when he hosted a state banquet in honour of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his delegation.
President Ramaphosa pointed out that President Kenyatta's State Visit had enabled the two countries to renew political, economic, and social cooperation, including establishing a firm foundation for greater collaboration between business communities of the two African economies.
Speaking at the event, President Kenyatta reaffirmed Kenya's commitment to continue working closely with the South African Government to benefit the people of the two countries.
The Kenyan leader noted that Kenya and South Africa had enjoyed warm and cordial diplomatic relations that date back when apartheid was brought to an end in 1994, adding that the two countries share common fundamental values that bind their people together.
"Our people-to-people connections and the trade and investment between our two fraternal states have thrived, and I believe after this visit, they will even rise to greater heights.
“It is my fervent desire to see these enduring links between our two nations grow even richer in the coming years,” President Kenyatta said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.