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Israeli PM Netanyahu begins his official state visit in Kenya

Israeli PM Netanyahu begins his official state visit in Kenya

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Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Kenya on Tuesday morning.

His visit brought the capital to a standstill.

He was welcomed to State House by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta . The Prime minister who is in the country for a state visit inspected a guard of honor mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Air force.

The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks and address a Kenya-Israeli business forum.

Netanyahu arrived in Kenya from Uganda where he attended a memorial service at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, where his brother was killed rescuing Israeli hostages 40 years ago.

“The rescue mission proved that good can prevail over evil that hope can triumph over fear. Today savage terror is once again sweeping the world, we must recognise that the battle against it is indivisible, when terrorism succeeds in one place, it spreads to other places and when terrorism is defeated anywhere it is weakened everywhere, he said

After Kenya , Netanyahu will also visit Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Apart from strengthening economic ties, Israel is hoping to establish a new partnership in the fight against terror and offer security expertise in the larger eastern Africa region.

Netanyahu is also seeking a more supportive role by African nations most of whom have consistently backed Palestinian bids for statehood in the United Nations general assembly.

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