NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday morning held bilateral talks with Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara.
The two leaders discussed how to deepen relations between the two countries for the benefit of their citizens.
President Kenyatta said the Cote d’Ivore leader is a long-time friend of Kenya as he had been key to country’s development since his days at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
President Kenyatta expressed hope that with his experience at IMF, the Cote d’Ivore leader will help the continent of Africa to strengthen and broaden its development agenda during the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) being held in Nairobi.
“We are keen on counting on President Ouattara’s experience that will help us achieve positive outcome and thus enable us achieve rapid industrialization of our continent that is inclusive of our young people,” said President Kenyatta.
He pointed out that African leaders are keen on partnering to get the best out of the TICAD V1 conference which is being held for the first time in the continent.
The conference is being attended by more than 10,000 delegates and at least 35 Heads of State and Government were expected to be in present.