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Uhuru in Togo for continental maritime summit

Friday October 14 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his deputy

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his deputy William Ruto at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on October 14, 2016 before he departed for Togo to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security. PHOTO | PSCU 

By PATRICK LANG'AT
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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Togo on Friday evening for the first time since he was elected in March 2013.

President Kenyatta is in the West African State to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa.

The plane carrying President Kenyatta touched down at Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport shortly before 6.00 pm, Kenyan time.

He was received at the airport by his host, President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé.

On arrival, President Kenyatta also inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Togolese military.

Thereafter, the two leaders held talks which focused on areas of cooperation for the benefit of the people of their two countries.

The continental meet to start on Saturday will bring together heads of states and governments who will engage with together marine experts and business leaders to establish a roadmap on maritime security in Africa.

The Togo Maritime summit is important to Kenya as it supports efforts to streamline the blue economy for the benefit of the people.

It is expected to adopt a binding charter on maritime security that will make African maritime space the key driver for sustainable economic development.

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