Kiska Leaves for First-ever Visit to Kenya

Slovak President Andrej Kiska (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) – Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Sunday left for his first-ever visit to Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa as head of state, TASR learnt on the same day.

The visit, taking place on the invitation of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, is aimed at evaluating the results of more than 20 years of Slovak-Kenyan cooperation concerning development aid.

Kiska is due to view a number of projects that involve Slovak NGOs. Kenya has been the primary recipient of Slovak development aid for years. Nonetheless, the discussions with senior Kenyan officials will also include options for bolstering bilateral, especially economic cooperation.

The Slovak president is being accompanied by Foreign and European Affairs Ministry State Secretary Lukas Parizek and figures from the NGO and business sectors. Kiska is scheduled to stay in Kenya until Thursday.