President Kenyatta holds talks with Ethiopian President Zewde at State House


President Kenyatta holds talks with Ethiopian President Zewde at State House
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde at State House, Nairobi, on May 13, 2019. PHOTO | PSCU

In Summary

  • Their discussion focused on bolstering the historical bilateral ties between Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • President Zewde, who is in the country on a one-day official visit, was received by President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House Nairobi shortly after 1p.m.
  • She was accompanied by Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

Their discussion focused on bolstering the historical bilateral ties between Kenya and Ethiopia.

President Zewde, who is in the country on a one-day official visit, was received by President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House Nairobi shortly after 1p.m.

She was accompanied by Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea.

After signing the visitor’s book, President Zewde proceeded into a meeting with her host President Kenyatta where they discussed a wide range of matters of mutual interest to the two nations key among them being the ongoing engagements aimed at deepening diplomatic and bilateral ties between the neighbouring countries.

Kenya and Ethiopia enjoy an elevated relationship with a Bi-National Commission, which is the highest level of structured bilateral cooperation.

After the meeting, President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted a luncheon in honour of the visiting Ethiopian leader.

Present were Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Cabinet Secretaries Amb. Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Ukur Yatani (Labour and Social Protection), Amb. Amina Mohamed (Sports, Culture and Heritage), Amb. Rachel Omamo (Defence) and Kenya’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Catherine Mwangi.

Others were Ambassadors Marta Eugenia Ruiz of Costa Rica, Elizabeth Ines Taylor Jay of Colombia and High Commissioner Fransisca-Ashietey Odunton of Ghana.

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