The brand new settlement was introduced in the course of the first official journey of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Kenya.
The presidents of South Africa and Kenya say they’ve resolved a longstanding visa dispute and Kenyans will be capable of go to South Africa visa-free for as much as 90 days in a calendar yr.
South Africans already get free visas on arrival in Kenya, whereas Kenyans had been charged and required to offer proof of ample funds and return flight tickets.
The brand new settlement, which is about to take impact on January 1, was introduced in the course of the first official journey of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Kenya on Wednesday.
In the meantime, he and his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto additionally directed their commerce ministers to deal with boundaries that restrict commerce between the 2 nations, that are among the many strongest economies in Africa.
The duo additionally praised the Ethiopia peace settlement signed final week in South Africa and brokered by the African Union.
They appealed to the events to “guarantee full implementation of the settlement to succeed in a long-lasting political settlement”.
Representatives of the Ethiopian federal authorities and regional authorities in Tigray are assembly in Nairobi this week to hash out particulars of the settlement brokered by AU mediators led by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. Ruto’s predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta was among the many mediators.