What to expect ahead of Suluhu’s Tuesday meeting with Uhuru

By Collins Osanya On Mon, 3 May, 2021 13:29 | < 1 min read
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    • Beside the two day state visit, President Suluhu will address both houses of Parliament.
    • Suluhu is also expected to hold bilateral trade talks with Kenyan business leaders and investors

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in the country for a two day state visit that will begin on Tuesday, May 3 after an invitation by President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

Key on the agenda of discussion will be the strengthening of ties between the two countries as the two head of states mend and restore the bilateral ties that went sour during the late President John Pombe Magufuli’s era. 

“Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania will arrive in the country on Tuesday, May 4 for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya,” said State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo in a statement.

Beside the two day visit, Suluhu will also address Kenya’s bicameral parliament in a historic address as Tanzania’s and East Africa’s first female president.

In a separate statement, the Tanzanian State House stated President Suluhu will address business leaders from both Kenya and Tanzania to discuss business and investment opportunities in both countries.

The Tuesday visit will be President Suluhu’s second state visit after she ascended into power in March. In April, the leader visited Uganda during a one day visit where she toured the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) with President Yoweri Museveni.

During the visit, Suluhu and Museveni sealed the 3.55 billion dollar Tripartite Project Agreement, the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world at the length of 1,445 Kilometers.

The pipeline is set to transport oil from the Ugandan oil wells of Hoima to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean Port of Tanga. 

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