President leaves Angola for Brussels




President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday evening left Luanda, Angola for Brussels, Belgium, where he is scheduled to hold meetings with both Prime Minister Charles Michel and His Majesty King Phillipe.

The plane carrying the President departed Luanda’s Quatro de Fevereiro Airport shortly after 8:30 pm local time.

The President, who was invited to Belgium by Prime Minister Michel, will lead bilateral discussions with the Belgian Government, address the Belgian Business Community and attend an EU–Africa event among other official engagements.

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The President is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed.

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At the airport, the President was seen off by Kenyan Embassy staff, led by Ambassador Josphat Kaunda Maikara.

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While in Angola, President Kenyatta, who addressed the 6th Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), challenged member states to pull up their socks in regional peace initiatives.

He said ICGLR held the key to sustainable peace in the region, if all its members committed to playing their role effectively in present efforts to restore normalcy in areas of conflict.

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The ICGLR summit also appointed Kenya’s Amb. Zachary Muburi Muita as the Executive Secretary of the organization for a period of four years.



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