Uhuru lands in Japan for 5 day visit
12 March 2015, 18:03
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Japan for the start of a 5 day official visit.
The president left the country Thursda and arrived in Tokyo Thursday evening.
The President’s five-day visit is aimed at boosting bilateral
and trade relations between Kenya and Japan. It also targets enhancing
the existing technical and development cooperation between the two
President Kenyatta will separately hold talks Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito, as well as other high-ranking
The President will also join other Heads of State and Government
attending the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)
in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. The conference is the first
large-scale multilateral conference for the post-2015 development
It will assess and review the implementation of the Hyogo Framework
for Action, an international guiding principle on disaster risk
reduction from 2005 to 2015 adopted at the Second World Conference on
Disaster Reduction in Kobe City, Japan, in 2005. At least 15 Heads of
Government are scheduled to attend, organisers said.
The Head of State’s itinerary also includes attending a Kenya-Japan
Business Forum and meeting Kenyan Diaspora working and residing in
Japan. The business forum will bring together high-profile business
leaders from both Kenya and Japan.
The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at
Narita International Airport shortly after 6 pm Tokyo time (midday in
President Kenyatta and his entourage, which includes National
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, was received at the airport by
senior Japanese Government officials and the Kenyan Ambassador to Japan,
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