TANZANIAN PRESIDENT EXPECTED IN NAIROBI MONDAY FOR TWO-DAY STATE VISIT TO KENYA

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is expected to arrive in Nairobi Monday for a two-day State visit, his first visit to Kenya since he took office in October last year.

An elaborate State welcome awaits the Tananian leader who will be accorded a 21-gun salute, according to State House Nairobi, which adds that the formal reception ceremonies Monday morning will also include the inspection of a a Guard of Honour.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will then hold one-on-one talks with his guest, followed by bilateral talks involving members of the two delegations, a media briefing, and later in the day, a State banquet held by President Kenyatta in honour of the visiting Head of State.

On Tuesday, President Magufuli will officially open the Southern Bypass project in Nairobi as well as visit a dairy farm in Karen, about 20 kilometres west of here.

The State House statement said the meeting between Presidents Kenyatta and Magufuli will touch on the candidature of Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Amina Mohammed for the position of Africa Union (AU) Commission Chairperson among other issues.

“The President’s visit offers us a chance to renew and deepen our partnership in a number of fields. The two Heads of State will discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest at the bilateral and regional levels,” said State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.

“Our focus will be on the areas in which there already has been consultation, and where we can expect concrete results to be announced.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.