LUSAKA, Zambia, Jul 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, Friday for a two day State Visit.
On arrival, at Kenneth Kaunda International airport the President was warmly received by his host President Edgar Lungu and Kenyans residing in Lusaka led by the Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia Ambassador Sophy Kombe.
President Kenyatta received a 21 gun salute before inspecting a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Zambian Defense Forces.
During his visit the President will officiate the opening of the 51st Zambia International Trade Fair.
The visit of President Kenyatta to Zambia signifies the warm bilateral and diplomatic relations the two countries enjoy.
Later this afternoon, President Kenyatta and his host President Lungu will old talks aimed at enhancing mutual relations between the two countries.
The talks between the two leaders are expected to focus on other areas of strengthening cooperation and also discuss the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) between the two countries.
Zambia can learn a lot from Kenya in terms of enhancing its tourism potential while the Kenya stands to benefit from Zambia’s vast mining experience.
The President will also hold discussions with the founding father and first President of the Republic of Zambia Dr.Kenneth Kaunda.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed and other senior Government officials are accompanying the President.