, ABUJA, Nigeria, Jul 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Abuja, Nigeria on Sunday evening to attend a Special African Union (AU) Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The plane carrying the president and his delegation touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport shortly before 5pm local time.
On arrival, President Kenyatta was received by senior Nigerian government officials and Kenyans living in Abuja led by Kenya’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Amb Thomas Amolo.
The summit themed “Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Response in Africa: Past, Present and the Future’’ is jointly organized by the AU Commission in collaboration with UN Agencies and other development partners.
The AU Heads of State and government will review and identify factors that underpin the persistent burden of HIVAIDS, TB and Malaria on the continent.
The summit dubbed “Abuja+12” will also analyze the status of African Governments investment in the various national responses to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases (ORID).
Soon after arriving in Abuja, President Kenyatta officially opened a Kenyan Chancery and residence of the High Commissioner in Abuja and is due to hold bilateral talks with the host President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Kenyatta is accompanied to the Summit by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretaries Amb Amina Mohamed among senior government officials.