KENYAN PRESIDENT TO MAKE THJREE-DAY VISIT TO BOTSWANA

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves here Monday for a three-day visit to Botswana at the invitation of President Ian Khama.

Briefing the media here Sunday on the visit, State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said President Kenyatta would have discussions with his host on a tripartite free trade agreement, involving three of Africa’s sub-regional trading blocs, which President Kenyatta hopes will be ratified by all countries involved soon.

President Kenyatta will also address the Kenyan diaspora in Botswana before returning to Nairobi.

Soon after his return, President Kenyatta will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi whpo is making a visit to Kenya on July 10 and 11, the spokesman said. This will be part of the Indian Prime Minister’s four-nation tour of Africa which will also take him to South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Among key issues to be discussed with the Indian leader are Health Research, Training and Capacity Building, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment.

Under the India-Africa Health Fund set up under the India-Africa Forum Summit III, the Government of India will donate essential drugs including Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) drugs and medical equipment to Kenya.

Source: Nam News Network