Kenyan President Uhuru to Visit Eritrea

Addis Ababa January 24/2019 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to fly to Asmara for an official visit to Eritrea on Thursday.

Following the current peace initiatives reached between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a number of East African countries have been showing positive gestures in an attempt to join the joint cooperation between the two countries.

It’s to be recalled that last visit by a Kenyan President to the country was in 1999, according to Star Reporter.

During his official visit to Kenya in 2018, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki held talks with Uhuru on regional peace and stability, it was learned.

Isaias’s visit to Kenya was the second during Uhuru’s presidency after his official   visit in 2013, to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Nairobi ending years of speculation over deteriorating relations between the two nations.

Diplomatic relations between Eritrea and Kenya faced difficulties in 2011.

The Kenyan Foreign Ministry accused the Eritrean government of supplying arms to the Al-Shabab militant group.

The Eritrean authorities rejected the claims even as the Kenyan Foreign Ministry threatened to review its bilateral relations with Asmara.

However, currently Kenya is exploring possibilities of re-establishing an embassy in Asmara.