Ethiopia Prime-Minister Visit To Kenya

His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali inspects a guard of honor mounted by Kenya Air Force on 7th May 2018at State House Nairobi.

His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia inspects a guard of honor mounted by Kenya Air Force during his State Visit to Kenya on 7th May 2018.

Ethiopian Prime Minister, His Excellency Dr.Abiy Ahmed Ali arrived in the country today for a two day visit. On arrival he was accorded full military honours including inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Air force and the 21 gun-salute.

After the arrival ceremonies, the Ethiopian leader signed the distinguished visitors’ book before holding a tete-a-tete with his host the Commander-in-Chief (C in C) H.E the president Uhuru Kenyatta.

The state visit by the Ethiopian Prime Minister is geared towards bolstering the existing strong relations and trade between Kenya and Ethiopia. Bilateral and regional issues are expected to dominate discussions between the two leaders. Kenya and Ethiopia have enjoyed strong bilateral relations, deepened further by the Special Status Agreement between the two countries.

The two countries are key partners in security and peace in the region, and have both committed time and resources in the fight against terrorism as well as the fight to bring Somalia to sustainable peace, and the initiatives to find a lasting solution to the challenges in South Sudan.

Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, ServiceCommanders, Senior Military Officers, and other senior Government officials were also present to receive the Ethiopian Prime Minister.

His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali left shakes hand with Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi during his visit at State House Nairobi.

His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia  shakes hand with the Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi during his State Visit to Kenya on 7th May 2018.

His Excellency the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya William Ruto left charts with the Chief of Defence Forces during the visit of The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali at State House on 7th May 2018.

His Excellency the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya William Ruto  chats with the Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe during His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia State Visit to Kenya on 7th May 2018.

Service Commanders; Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi Centre, Kenya Air Force Commander Major General Samuel Thuita left and Kenya Navy Commander Major General Levy Mghalu extreme right during the visit of Ethiopian Prime Minister at State House on 7th May 2018.

Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi (centre), Kenya Air Force Commander Major General Samuel Thuita (left) and Kenya Navy Commander Major General Levy Mghalu (right) on the occasion of State Visit by His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali , Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 7th May 2018.

The parade mounted by Kenya Air Force, Moi Air Base match past during the visit of the Ethiopia Prime Minister on 7th May 2018.

The parade mounted by the Kenya Air Force, match past during the State Visit of Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 7th May 2018.

Guard of honor mounted by Kenya Air Force, Moi Air Base during the visit of Ethiopia Prime Minister visit at State House on 7th May 2018.

Guard of honor mounted by the Kenya Air Force, during the State Visit of His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 7th May 2018.