Visit to Japan by H.E. Mr. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya

October 27, 2004

  1. H.E. Mr. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya, will visit Japan from October 30 (Sat) to November 4 (Thu) at the invitation of the Government of Japan.

  2. In Japan, President Kibaki will be received by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. H.E. Mr. Kibaki will also meet with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the TICAD Asia-Africa Trade and Investment Conference. At the summit meeting, the two leaders will exchange views on a wide range of issues such as the bilateral relations, African development and conflict resolution, and the United Nations reform. H.E. Mr. Kibaki will also visit Aichi Prefecture to attend an exchange event with Higashiuracho, which is a local municipality and also the counterpart for the Aichi International Campaign for Hometown Interchange and Hospitality of EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN. In Hiroshima, H.E. Mr. Kibaki will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome.

  3. President Kibaki's visit to Japan will be the first in 14 years by a president of the Republic of Kenya. It is expected that through this visit the relationship between Japan and Kenya will be further strengthened in various areas. President Kibaki will be accompanied by seven ministers, including Honourable Mr. Mwakwere, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Mr. Mwiraria, Minsiter for Finance, and Honourable Mr. Kituyi, Minister for Trade and Industry.

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