Uhuru in Sochi for first Russia-Africa Summit


Uhuru in Sochi for first Russia-Africa Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Sochi for the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit.

The two-day event will see more than 3,000 delegates from across Russia and Africa meet to discuss an array of topics from nuclear energy to mineral extraction.

The Head of State and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrived in Russia from Japan, where he had been a special guest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the historic enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi officially opened the Russia-Africa Summit.

According to Putin, the summit will see growth of joint projects in extraction industries, agriculture, healthcare and education.

The event has reportedly seen all 54 African states send a representative to the meeting including 43 Heads of State.

According to the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU), President Kenyatta is also expected to hold bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart that will focus on trade and investment partnerships.

Other government officials who travelled with President include Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who is also the Chairman of the Council of Governors.

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