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November 14, 2018

Uhuru heads to Botswana for three-day state visit

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Forces, Gen.Samson Mwathethe shortly before he departed J.K.I.Airport for a State Visit to Botswana on Monday Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Forces, Gen.Samson Mwathethe shortly before he departed J.K.I.Airport for a State Visit to Botswana on Monday Photo/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has left for a three-day state visit to Botswana where he is expected to discuss trade and bilateral relations.

Uhuru left on Monday morning at the invitation of President Ian Khama. The two will discuss issues of bilateral and regional significance.

These include the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement, which the President hopes will soon be ratified by all involved states.

Other subjects on the agenda are trade and economic ties, industry, manufacturing, mining and tourism.

The two heads of state will also address the 2nd Botswana–Kenya Business Seminar, which aims at exploiting the countries' existing trade potential.

Uhuru will address the Kenyan diaspora in Botswana before returning to Nairobi.

His activities for the next month will include hosting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for three days from July 4.

The President will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from July 10-11.

This will be part of Modi’s four-nation tour of Africa that includes Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique.

Uhuru was seen off by DP William Ruto and several senior government officials. His plane left the JKIA at about 8am.

The President recently visited Angola, where he focused on trade and bilateral cooperation in talks with President José Eduardo dos Santos.

He also visited Belgium and the UAE before returning to a meeting with the TSC and teachers unions in Mombasa.

Upon returning to Nairobi he hosted Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. 

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