Uhuru departs for three day Angolan visit
14 January 2014, 17:03
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has flown to Angola for a three day official visit.
The president, accompanied by senior government officials such as cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed
(Foreign Affairs) and Raychelle Omamo (Defence) left the country at 2.10 PM local time.
He was seen off by Deputy president William Ruto.
The president will attend the fifth Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
The summit will be held in the Angolan capital Luanda and will address issues such as poverty eradication and terrorism.
12 states which are signatory to the pact will have representation at the summit, including hosts Angola, Burundi,
Central African Republic (CAR), Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC), Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.
It is expected that the ongoing conflicts in the CAR, South Sudan and the Congo will be discussed at the summit which will seek to address solutions to the current problems.
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