• Uhuru expressed Kenya’s solidarity with the government and people of Japan.
• With Prime Minister Trudeau, President Kenyatta lauded the enhanced bilateral ties between Kenya and Canada.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held telephone conversations with Prime Ministers Fumio Kishida of Japan and Justin Trudeau of Canada.
In the phone conversation with PM Kishida who updated him on the situation following Wednesday's devastating earthquake in the East Asian country, Uhuru expressed Kenya’s solidarity with the government and people of Japan as the relevant authorities continue to monitor the development.
The two leaders also discussed other issues of mutual interest to Kenya and Japan including the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) that will be hosted by Tunisia in August this year.
With Prime Minister Trudeau, President Kenyatta lauded the enhanced bilateral ties between Kenya and Canada.
President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Trudeau also discussed trade between the two countries as well as peace and security in the Horn of Africa among other matters of importance to Kenya and Canada.
Earlier during the day, the president held talks with His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Forfar, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
During the meeting, Prince Edward commended the president for his commitment to championing the needs of young people around the world through the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.