Kenyan President Kenyatta in Uganda for talks with Ugandan counterpart

Kenyan and Ugandan Presidents Kenyatta and Museveni leading their respective delegations in bilateral talks between the two countries

Kenyan and Ugandan Presidents Kenyatta and Museveni leading their respective delegations in bilateral talks between the two countries

The Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Uganda on a three-day state visit to Uganda at the invitation of Ugandan  leader Yoweri Museveni.

Presidents Kenyatta and Museveni led Kenyan and Ugandan delegations at the bilateral talks between the two neighbouring countries.

The talks centred on Trade, East African Integration and Economic prosperity and regional security.

Kenyatta’s visit to Uganda comes a week after the two leaders met at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa at the US-chaired meeting  on the situation in South Sudan.

Kenya and Uganda are partners in the fight against terrorism especially the Somali-based terror group Al-Shabaab that has carried out deadly attacks in Kenya and Uganda.

“I want to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for accepting my invitation and for bringing the First Lady to see her other home land in Uganda,” President Museveni wrote on his Facebook Page.

The Ugandan leader said the trade between the two East African Community partners is improving and will even get better with the completion of the railway line linking the two nations.

“I’m happy with the change of attitude of Kenya, especially in regard to Ugandan goods in transit. Before they used to take 18 days but now they take 3 days. With the railway line we are planning, it will take just 1 day so that people do not lose time and money,” Museveni said

The Kenyattas will be hosted to state dinner by their Ugandan hosts.

The two leaders will hold a joint press conference and President Uhuru is due to address the Ugandan Parliament Monday.

 

 

  • bensonblessed

    There’s nothing new that they are going to discuss. May be Kenyatta has new ideas.