Kenya and South Africa have resolved to eliminate trade barriers between the two countries to spur trade.
President William Ruto and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa urged entrepreneurs from both nations to take advantage of the move.
“Business people should not hold us back. Let us embrace bigger markets and be competitive. In Europe, trade between countries is at 70 percent while here in Africa, it stands at 19 percent. We must correct this situation,” said Dr Ruto.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) during the Kenya-South Africa high level business forum, the two leaders committed to unlock opportunities for investors.
President Ramaphosa asked entrepreneurs to explore more business opportunities in either country for shared prosperity.