Buhari leaves for 5-day visit to Kenya, African Union Summit

Posted by News Express | 27 January 2016 | 2,334 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja today on a three-day state visit to Kenya, his Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina announced last night.

“On arrival in Kenya, President Buhari will join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on January 15,” Adesina said in a statement issued in Abuja.

He disclosed that after the memorial service in Eldoret, President Buhari will proceed to Nairobi for bilateral talks on Thursday with Kenyan Government officials led by President Kenyatta.

“Before the conclusion of his visit, President Buhari and President Kenyatta will jointly preside over a Kenya-Nigeria Business Forum in Nairobi,” Adesina said.

He disclosed that the President’s entourage to Kenya will include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, and Industry, Trade and Investment.

“At the conclusion of his visit to Kenya on Friday, President Buhari will go on to Addis Ababa for the 26th Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government,” Adesina stated.

“President Buhari will also participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council before returning to Abuja on Sunday, January 31st,” the statement added.

•Photo shows President Buhari about to depart for one of his numerous foreign trips.

Source: News Express

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