President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzania counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan have sealed eight bilateral agreements on the last day of Uhuru's two-day state visit.

The two leaders held a press briefing at State House Dar es Salaam, shortly after leading their respective delegations in talks and witnessing the signing of 8 bilateral agreements.

President Kenyatta pointed out that the progressive removal of non-tariff trade barriers had smoothened the flow of commerce between the two countries.

On her part, President Samia Suluhu Hassan echoed her Kenyan counterpart's view on improving cross-border trade and commended the team of Kenyan and Tanzanian trade experts for resolving 46 out of the 64 identified barriers.

At the conclusion of the talks, the two Heads of State witnessed the signing of 3 other agreements and 5 MoUs, all aimed at strengthening the Kenya-Tanzania bilateral ties.

As part of the warm state reception, President Uhuru inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Tanzania People's Defence Force and was accorded a 21-gun salute, the long-standing military honour reserved for visiting Heads of State and government in the Commonwealth.

On Thursday, President Kenyatta was among several visiting heads of state and government, and other foreign dignitaries at a colourful celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Mainland Tanzania's independence at Uhuru Gardens in downtown Dar es Salaam.