, KHARTOUM, Sudan Oct 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Sudan where he was set to hold bilateral talks with his host Omar al-Bashir before jetting back.
A statement from President Kenyatta’s communication team said the two leaders will discuss bilateral trade and security issues.
Also on the agenda for the two President’s meeting is the leadership of the African Union for which Kenya has offered the candidature of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed as Chairperson of the AU Commission.
“President Kenyatta will seek the Sudan’s vote as well its support in lobbying more countries,” the statement from the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) states in part.
President Bashir received the Kenyan President at the Khartoum International Airport on arrival on Saturday evening.
Kenya and Sudan have in the recent years been working on ways to diversify bilateral trade.
The trade volume between the two countries stood at around Sh10 billion in 2015.
The two nations have enjoyed close relations on regional, continental and international levels.