President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Tuesday arrived in Democratic Republic of Congo for a three-day visit following an invitation by President Felix Tshisekedi.
The President who was accompanied by several other top government officials arrived at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa aboard a Kenya Airways plane and was awarded a full state reception including a guard of honour.
“The Kenya Airways aeroplane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa, the capital city of DR Congo, shortly after 3.30pm Central African Time.
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President Kenyatta was officially received at the airport by his host President Felix Tshisekedi and accorded a full State reception complete with a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Congolese military.” Said State House.
Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and DRC ambassador George Masafu were present at the airport and accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Masafa noted that the talks are meant to cement the existing relationship between the two countries and strengthen diplomatic ties through trade and security meant to benefit both sides.
The Ambassador noted how the rhumba music has become part of Kenyans in addition to Kiswahili, a common language between the two countris.
“The coming of the President to this country (DR Congo) is to strengthen that relationship, especially on the business side. Two, it is to strengthen the relationship between Kenya and DRC through diplomatic relations, through trade, through security relations and through other areas that build both sides, it is a win-win situation,” Said Ambassador Marafa.
Several trade deals and agreements are set to be signed by President Uhuru including the inauguration of the rebranded Equity Commercial Bank of Congo following the entrance of the bank in Congo.