President Sirleaf of Liberia arrives in Kenya for one week visit


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  has arrived in the country for a State Visit.

During her visit, President Sirleaf will hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, join Kenyans in celebrations to mark Jamhuri Day and also attend two major conferences including the World Trade Organisation 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 Kenyatta. The visiting President will inspect a Guard of Honour and receive a 21 Gun Salute.

President Kenyatta and the Liberian President will then hold bilateral talks on issues of mutual interest for Kenya and Liberia.

President Sirleaf will then attend a State Luncheon hosted in her honour by President Kenyatta.

On Saturday, she will join Kenyans at the Nyayo National Stadium to celebrate Jamhuri Day. After the celebrations, President Sirleaf will make a second visit to State House to grace a State Luncheon hosted by President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on the occasion of Jamhuri Day Celebrations.

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 Conference Centre.

President Sirleaf has several other official engagements scheduled for her on Wednesday also before she wraps up her visit to Kenya.


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