, MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sep 15 – President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday evening for a two day official visit.
During the visit, President Kenyatta will champion research in life sciences as well as cement bilateral relations with the Central African country.
President Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks with his host, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on areas of interest between Kenya and Equatorial Guinea.
Trade and knowledge-sharing in oil and gas are among the key issues that the two leaders will discuss.
President Kenyatta will then attend the awards ceremony for the 2014 UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea international prize for research in the life sciences.
The purpose of this prize is to reward projects and activities of individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences with a view to improving the quality of human life.
The award ceremony will also be complemented by the Scientific Round Table which will set the stage for development of science in Africa.
The Scientific Round Table will focus on positioning science in Africa for socio-economic development.
Major issues to be discussed include current impact and status of the Ebola epidemic and HIV/AIDS on the continent and challenges in the management of these diseases.
The Round Table will incorporate a discussion panel of high level delegates comprising host President Nguema Mbasogo, Presidents Kenyatta (Kenya), Thomas Boni Yayi (Benin), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and ENESCO Director General, Irina Bokova.
The Plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at the Malabo International Airport shortly after 5pm local time.
On arrival, President Kenyatta was received by his host, President Nguema Mbasogo.
Thereafter, President Kenyatta inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Equatorial Guinea Defence Forces before being entertained by a group of traditional dancers.