Kenyan President William Ruto wants to do away with the border visa required by Kenyan and Mozambican citizens when travelling from one country to the other as a way of ensuring smooth flow of investments between the two nations.
“We would like to kick-start the abolition of visas between the two countries as a way of facilitating business and cutting down on red tape,” he said.
However, he recognised that there are risks in implementing this measure, as “criminals can take advantage of the situation”.
Speaking during a meeting with the Mozambican statesman, Filipe Nyusi, the Kenyan official recalled the importance of the African Free Trade Area Agreement, considering it as a mechanism that aims to improve the business environment by creating more opportunities for young Africans.
William Ruto began a three-day state visit to Mozambique on Thursday (10 August) to assess the state of cooperation between the two countries, the Mozambican presidency said in a statement, according to which the Kenyan head of state will hold talks with his counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, on the consensus reached at the second session of the Joint Cooperation Commission between their countries, which took place on 7, 8 and 9 August.
“The statesmen will also share information on the political, economic and social situation in the two countries, in the region, on the continent and in the world,” adds the Presidency note.