President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for 3 day state visit

Saturday 8th August 2015

President Yoweri Museveni has said he is pleased with the changed attitude in Kenya on issues of Uganda, especially goods in transit whose clearance time has been reduced from 18 to 3 days.
The President was speaking during a bilateral meeting between Uganda and Kenya shortly after receiving President Uhuru Kenyata and his wife Margaret Kenyatta to Uganda for a three day state visit. President Uhuru is in Uganda at the invitation of President Museveni.
“With the railway which we are planning, it will reduce to one day. The people of the interior of Africa will not be disadvantaged because of colonial borders,” he said.
The President said the two countries have been fighting terrorism together to achieve peace in the region.
He thanked President Uhuru for agreeing to come to Uganda for the state visit and for bringing his wife Margaret Kenyatta to her other home.
President Uhuru Kenyatta thanked the people of Uganda for the warm welcome and said his visit is aimed at strengthening existing relations between the two countries.
“As correctly stated, Kenya and Uganda are joined at the hip; brothers and sisters who need each other. Strengthening existing relations is the only way to real success. Achieving prosperity of our people is if we work together. We are stronger when we work together. We need one another,” he said.
President Uhuru said to bring stability to our region including in South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi; they have worked together to achieve objectives that they have set for their people.
“What we want to achieve for the region and the continent, is to take their rightful place in the world. Look at the bigger picture, a strong voice makes us more united,” he said.
On arrival, President Kenyatta accompanied by his wife Mrs Margaret Kenyatta were received by their hosts President Yoweri Museveni and the First lady Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni. 
President Uhuru inspected a guard of honour mounted by Officers and men of the UPDF. He received a 21 gun salute and was entertained by a local cultural group.
The two leaders later held tete a tete meeting before President Uhuru signed the visitor’s book.
At the airport, President Uhuru and his delegation were received by the outgoing UN General Assembly President and current Minister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda Hon. Sam Kutesa.

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