Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kibaki and Kiir

Mwai Kibaki Tuesday at his Harambee House office held a consultative meeting with the 1st Vice President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the forthcoming AU summit to be held in Abuja, Nigeria which will be dealing with matters of peace and security in Africa.

Noting that the people of Kenya and Southern Sudan share historical ties of friendship, President Kibaki and the President of the Southern Sudan Government agreed on the need to bolster the existing bilateral ties between the two countries.

The two leaders also agreed on the need to establish a joint security consultative committee to deal with any issues that may arise from the Kenya/Sudan border.

Kenya played a leading role in the Sudan peace process that culminated in the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement and the Government of Sudan.

Meanwhile, President Kibaki will on Wednesday travel to Abuja, Nigeria to attend the special AU meeting on Sudan.

The plane carrying the President and his entourage is expected to depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 12.00 noon.

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