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VP Mohadi meets Kenyan President

Story by Sifiso Sibanda, Assistant News Editor

VICE President Cde Kembo Mohadi who is in Nairobi has paid a courtesy call on Kenyan President William Ruto, where issues of cooperation in wildlife management and deepening economic ties took centre stage.

As part of his assignment in Kenya, Vice President Mohadi met with President Ruto at his Nairobi residence this Thursday to discuss areas of possible cooperation between Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Emerging from the closed door engagement, Vice President Mohadi said the two countries are keen to cooperate in wildlife management, including lobbying for the two nations to be allowed to trade in ivory.

“We had fruitful deliberations with President Ruto and one area of cooperation is that of wildlife management, as you know that Kenya is a leader in wildlife and Zimbabwe can benefit from that but also there is the issue of lobbying citis for the curling of our elephant population and the sale of our ivory to benefit our people and improve management of wildlife.

“We also know that our President has invited President Ruto to this year’s ZITF. So a lot is set to change in the manner in which we do business.”

It emerged Zimbabwe and Kenya are also seeking to cooperate in infrastructure development as well as value addition and beneficiation of natural resources to grow their economies.

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