Djibouti President Visit Kenya

His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Republic of Djibouti inspects a guard of honor mounted by the Kenya Air Force soldiers.

His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti inspects a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Air Force during his State Visit to Kenya on 9th May 2018.

His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces this morning welcomed the President of the Republic of Djibouti His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh to State House, Nairobi, with an elaborate State reception complete with a 21-gun salute.

President Guelleh, who is on a three-day State visit, arrived at State House shortly after 10.00 a.m. and was received by his Co-host President Kenyatta. The Djibouti leader then inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Air force Moi Air Base.

After the arrival ceremonies, the Djibouti leader signed the distinguished visitors book before holding a tete-a-tete with his host. This is the second State Visit of the week after President Kenyatta hosted Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali on Monday.

President Kenyatta and the Djibouti leader will hold bilateral talks whose focus would be cooperation in trade, livestock management, vocational training, promotion and protection of investment and exemption of visa for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Additional areas of discussion between the two leaders includes the matters on security in Somalia. Kenya and Djibouti have also both contributed troops to the AMISOM in Somalia.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Service Commanders, Senior Military Officers and other senior Government officials were also at hand to receive the Djibouti President.

His Excellency of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces President Uhuru Kenyatta receives His Excellency President of Republic of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh during his visit to State House on 9th May 2018. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces receives His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti during his State Visit to Kenya on 9th May 2018.
His Excellency Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces President Uhuru Kenyatta, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Republic of Djibout, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and Service Commanders salute during the National Anthem.His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces,  His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibout, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and Service Commanders during a State Function at State House, Nairobi on 9th May 2018.
 Colour Officer Lieutenant Bonface Magut displays the Colour flag of the Moi Air Base during a Guard of Honour mounted by the Kenya Air Force during His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Republic of Djibout visit to State House.Colour Officer Lieutenant Boniface Magut displays the Colour flag of Moi Air Base during His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti State Visit to Kenya on 9th May 2018.
Guard of honor mounted by Kenya Air Force, Moi Air Base during the visit of Djibouti President His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh.Guard of honor mounted by the Kenya Air Force during  His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti State Visit to Kenya on 9th May 2018.