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President Kenyatta departs for 3-day visit to Botswana

Since taking over power in 2013, President Kenyatta has been keen to solidify Kenya's ties with various countries across the world, with Esipisu explaining that it's all for the country's benefit/FILE

Since taking over power in 2013, President Kenyatta has been keen to solidify Kenya’s ties with various countries across the world, with Esipisu explaining that it’s all for the country’s benefit/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday morning travelled to Botswana for a three-day State visit.

President Kenyatta’s visit at the invitation of his host President Ian Khama is geared towards boosting trade and bilateral relations between Kenya and Botswana.

The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his delegation departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after 8am and was seen off by Deputy President William Ruto and other senior government officials.

According to Statehouse Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, the two leaders will discuss tripartite Free Trade agreement, strengthen economic ties with Botswana manufacturing companies on mining and tourism sector.

Since taking over power in 2013, President Kenyatta has been keen to solidify Kenya’s ties with various countries across the world, with Esipisu explaining that it’s all for the country’s benefit.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are expected in the country next month.

During Netanyahu’s visit, major bilateral agreements will be signed between the two countries.

Security and agricultural will be top on the agenda during the discussions between the Prime Minister and President Kenyatta.

Esipisu said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the country for two days starting July 10 as part of his 4 nation tour in Africa.

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He said the visit is set to boost the relationship between Kenya and India, with major agreements set to be inked among them establishment of a cancer hospital in the country.

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