Why is Liberia's President in Kenya?
11 December 2015, 12:40
Nairobi - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has arrived in the country for a five-day state visit.
Sirleaf was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport JIKA by deputy president William Ruto on Friday morning.
During her visit, Sirleaf will hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and attend two major conferences including the World Trade Organisation WTO meeting.
Shortly after arrival, President Sirleaf will lay a wreath at the Mausoleum of the country’s founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
She will then proceed to State House, Nairobi, where she will be received by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The visiting president will inspect a Guard of Honour and receive a 21-gun salute.
Uhuru and Sirleaf will then hold bilateral talks on issues of mutual interest for Kenya and Liberia.
She will attend a State Luncheon hosted in her honour by Uhuru.
On Saturday, Sirleaf will join Kenyans at the Nyayo National Stadium to celebrate Jamhuri Day followed by a state luncheon hosted by the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
On Monday, the visiting Head of State will attend the first edition of the International Forum on Women in Business, being hosted by the Government of Kenya and the International Trade Center.
The event, being held in conjunction with the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, aims to place focus on the role of women in trade and global economy.
On Tuesday, the Liberian leader will attend the opening of the WTO meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre KICC.
President Sirleaf has several other official engagements scheduled for her on Wednesday before she wraps up her visit to Kenya.
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