Zimbabwe and Kenya signs bilateral agreement to boost cooperation
Zimbabwe and Kenya have signed mutually beneficial bilateral agreements in relevant sectors; to strengthen businesses and investment cooperation geared towards the development of both countries.
The agreement was signed during an official visit by President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe to President Uhuru Kenyata of Kenya, located at the State House; located in Nairobi
According to reports by local media, Zimbabwe and Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the following: tourism and wildlife consultation, tourism, community development civil aircraft accidents and serious incident investigations, cooperative and sports recreational activities, women empowerment, and youth affairs. And diplomatic consultations
The Zimbabwean President disclosed that, “we affirmed the need for cooperation with bilateral commitment at global levels to deal with pandemics of this nature now and in the future. Both Zimbabwe and Kenya are committed to enhancing cooperation towards mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and other environmental issues”.
The Sanction on Zimbabwe
President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is the current Zimbabwe president used to be the Vice President under Mugabe, and this might explain why the West has refused to lift the economic sanctions on Zimbabwe for years after Mugabe’s death.
The US went ahead in 2021 to extend some of the sanctions. The European Union also argued that there have been little to no improvements in the African country. And this is why the sanctions are still in place.
Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyata also acknowledged the agreement; whilst further calling on the west to lift long-standing sanctions. Kenyatta said he sees the sanctions “to be unfair.”
He further added that “these hardships were artificially created, and we continue to call on the international community to remove these illegal sanctions.”
The agreement between the two countries spans areas such as wildlife consultation; tourism, civil aircraft accidents, and serious incident investigations politics; diplomatic consultations, cooperative; and sports recreational activities, women empowerment, community development, and youth affairs.