By Collins Anampiu
State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has Sunday outlined the president’s upcoming foreign relations engagements, and their expected benefits to the country.
With the just concluded visit by The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn who departed our country on Friday saw the two governments sign a partnership deal on construction of an oil pipeline linking Lamu to Addis Ababa and plans to co-operate in anti-doping endeavors.
On Monday, the President leaves for a three–day State Visit to Botswana where he will be hosted by President Ian Khama with top on the agenda a tripartite Free Trade agreement, which the President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes will be ratified by all involved states soon.
President Kenyatta will address the Kenyan Diaspora in Botswana before returning to Nairobi. Soon after his return, President Kenyatta will host India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 10 to 11th.
This will be part of the Indian Prime Minister’s four-nation tour of Africa that will also take him to South Africa, Mozambique and our neighbor Tanzania.
Among key issues to be discussed by the two heads of state include; Health Research, Training and Capacity Building, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment which out of the India-Africa Health Fund set up under the India-Africa Forum Summit III, the Government of India will donate essential drugs including Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) and medical equipment to Kenya.