South African President, Jacob Zuma, has revealed that Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, will attend the African National Congress 106th birthday celebrations in East London on Saturday.
Zuma has made this known on Thursday evening during a press briefing at Dube House in Durban, the official presidential residence, where he was hosting Kenyatta.
“We want to strengthen our relations, take them to a higher level,” said Zuma, adding that Thursday’s meeting was “absolutely important” as it gave both leaders time to come to conclusions on some issues before Kenyatta’s next visit.
“We also felt that while he was here, he could participate in the birthday of the ruling party, because we have had very good discussions about how to make our parties work together.”
Kenyatta arrived in the country on Thursday afternoon on a three-day visit. The meeting marks his first foreign trip since he was sworn in for his second and final term as Kenyan president in November last year.
“[Today’s visit] has laid the groundwork for my state visit, which should be sometime in the first quarter of this year, where we hope to conclude some very strong agreements of mutual benefit,” he said.