The visit, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, is in furtherance of efforts to boost bilateral relation between Nigeria and Kenya which were initiated during President Kenyatta’s visit to Abuja in July this year.
The statement said “the Bilateral talks between Nigeria and Kenya in Nairobi on Friday will focus on the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of trade, economic development, agriculture and tourism development”.
President Jonathan will be accompanied on the trip by the First Lady, Patience Jonathan; and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Olugbenga Ashiru); Agriculture and Rural Development (Adewunmi Adesina); Industry, Trade & Investment (Olusegun Aganga); Interior (Abba Moro); Petroleum Resources (Diezani Alison-Madueke); and Culture, Tourism & National Orientation (Edem Duke).
Mr. Jonathan is also scheduled to participate in a business forum with leading Kenyan and Nigerian investors.
While also in that country, he will address a joint session of the Kenyan Parliament and meet Nigerians resident in the country before returning to Abuja on Saturday.