President Kenyatta on Friday 29th January 2016 is set to travel to Addis Ababa Ethiopia where he will attend this year’s African Union Heads of State and Government Summit.
According to State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, Addis Ababa will be one of the several international trips that President Kenyatta will be making in the first quarter of 2016 aimed at strengthening Kenya’s ties with partner nations.
During the president attendance at the AU summit, he will voice Kenya’s position in a number of key issues at continental level.
The president will also attend other meetings including Meeting of the Committee of Ten (C10) on the United Nations reforms.
He will also and chair the 24th Summit of the Heads of State and Government participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
On Friday evening the Head of State will attend a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council that will focus on the issues of terrorism in Africa and a review of peace developments in South Sudan and Somalia.
President Kenyatta then on January 30th and 31st will join other African leaders at 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.
In February the Head of State is set to travel to Israel before heading to France in March for official state visits.
Kenya and France are key allies in the fight against terrorism, State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu added; saying the President will use this opportunity to strengthen Kenya’s bond, discuss issues on war against terrorism as well as boosting bilateral trade.
Kenya on other hand is expected to receive key Head of States. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to land in Kenya in June 2016.
David Cameron visit will culminate relations between Kenya and United Kingdom
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was scheduled for February 1st has, however his visit has been postponed with a new date to be announced later.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is expected to make an official State visit to Kenya between April and early May 2016.
So far President Uhuru Kenyatta has hosted a number of key delegations from partner countries including a meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday where they signed an MoU to help Kenya capacity to combat Wildlife trafficking and illegal logging affecting climate change.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been the first Head of State to visit the country this year, in his first official visit to the country.
On Wednesday 27th January 2016 Buhari visited the country for a special inter-denominational service to celebrate the lives of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers fallen in Somalia.