In Summary
  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said the President landed in the capital Bridgetown and was received by Prime Minister Mia Mottley after his visit to Jamaica.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados for a three-day State visit.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said the President landed in the capital Bridgetown and was received by Prime Minister Mia Mottley after his visit to Jamaica.

He is scheduled to hold talks with PM Mottley.

"Amongst issues to be discussed include revitalising to bilateral relations, strategies for African common prosperity and cooperation in multilateral issues of mutual concern/benefit," the CS said in a tweet.

Mr Kenyatta will also take part in the Caribbean Heads of Government meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, a government-owned conference facility on the outskirts of Bridgetown.

He will also attend dinner and a cultural evening hosted by PM Mottley.

JAMAICA VISIT

In his Jamaica tour, Mr Kenyatta and Prime Minister Andrew Holness launched celebrations to mark the International Decade of People of African Descent in Kingston.

The fete marking the United Nations designated period was held on the same day that Jamaica observed its 57th independence anniversary on Tuesday.

The launch of the celebrations coincided with the 400-year anniversary of the time ships carrying Africans first landed in the Americas.

The President also visited the Jamaican Heroes Circle where he laid a wreath at the shrine of Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey.

He was also the chief guest at the 67th Jamaica Agricultural Show at Denbigh.

On Monday, Mr Kenyatta and PM Holness said the two countries would work more closely with each other especially in exchanging expertise and technical knowhow in several sectors among them sports, agriculture and tourism.

They also said that plans are underway plans to introduce air transport connections between Kenya and Jamaica.

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