President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Mauritius for four-day State Visit
Published on: April 09, 2019 08:14 (EAT)
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius for a four-day State Visit. The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport shortly before 7pm local time. On arrival, the President – who was received by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth – inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the special mobile force of the Mauritius Police Service followed by a 21-gun salute. After the arrival ceremonies, President Kenyatta paid a courtesy call on the Acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory at State House, Le Reduit. President Kenyatta’s visit to Mauritius is largely aimed at boosting the economic, cultural and social ties between the two nations. During his visit, President Kenyatta will attend a business forum organised by the Mauritius Economic Development Board in collaboration with the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the Kenya Investment Authority. The forum will be used to showcase trade and investment opportunities in Mauritius and Kenya. President Kenyatta is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Prof. George Magoha (Education) among other senior government officials.