Kenya pres­i­dent to visit Nigeria May 4

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Kenyan Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta will pay a state visit to Nigeria from May 4 to May 6 to fi­nalise bi­lat­eral agree­ments ear­lier made be­tween both coun­tries.

Kenya’s High Com­mis­sioner to Nigeria, Amb. Tom Amolo, said this in an in­ter­view yes­ter­day.

Amolo said that the visit was in re­turn to Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan’s visit in Septem­ber 2013. “In July 2013, Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta came to Abuja for `the Abuja Plus 12’. Dur­ing that ses­sion they signed agree­ments in­clud­ing a Joint Com­mis­sion of Co­op­er­a­tion Agree­ment.

“When Pres­i­dent Jonathan came to Kenya, he in­vited Pres­i­dent Uhuru Kenyetta to come to Nigeria for a state visit.

“They picked on the dates 4th to 6th of May in or­der to en­able Pres­i­dent Keny­atta to mesh with the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, Abuja.

“It is im­por­tant for us be­cause this visit oc­curs just af­ter Nigeria has been recog­nised as the largest econ­omy in Africa.”

The en­voy said Keny­atta would be ac­com­pa­nied by eight min­is­ters and 120 busi­ness­men who would also be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum. (NAN)

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