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SA, Kenya Sign Trade Pact
Source: Bua News
Source Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 29, 2010

The Deputy President and his Kenyan counterpart, Kalonzo Musyoka, agreed that processes to address some of the impediments to trade and contact between the two countries needed to be addressed. 


Both Kenya and South Africa agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, tourism, higher education, diplomacy and the management of correctional facilities.


Motlanthe also held talks with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, where discussions centered on regional economic issues. The two countries agreed that the future development of Africa depended on increased intra-Africa trade and the resolution of conflicts.


SA and Kenya reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring a peaceful referendum in Sudan in January 2011.


Turning their attention to Somalia, it was agreed that the Institutions of the Traditional Federal Government be strengthened, and that AMISOM is supported to ensure peace and stability.


The two countries also agreed to continue holding regular consultation on topical issues, with a view of having a common position in regional and international fora. – BuaNews


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