President William Ruto today received visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo at State House in Nairobi.
A 21-gun salute marked the reception of the visiting President.
The leader of Southeast Asia’s largest economy will hold bilateral talks with his host, President William Ruto, which are expected to include the signing of a Preferential Trade Agreement with Indonesia.
This is President Widodo’s first visit to Kenya and the African continent. His mission is aimed at strengthening ties with countries with which Indonesia has diplomatic relations.
Ahead of President Widodo’s visit, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, met with President William Ruto and Cabinet Secretaries for Trade and Investment, Moses Kuria, on 16 July.
Mr Pandjaitan, who led a delegation of senior Indonesian officials, said the visit was a prelude to President Widodo’s visit to Kenya.
President Ruto and his Indonesian counterpart will today launch the Mama Pima edible oil vending machines. The machines will be distributed by the Kenya National Trading Corporation.
Widodo is scheduled to visit Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, for his first trip to Africa
“This is my first visit to the African region, which is intended to strengthen solidarity among the countries of the global south,” he said earlier.