President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday noon hosted his Ethiopian counterpart Sahle Work Zewde after the Zewde at the Nairobi State House.

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This is after Zewde who is in the country for a one day official tour paid him a courtesy call, alongside Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea.

The two presidents discussed matters to do with how to promote the historical bilateral ties between the two countries, in the presence of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

They also discussed matters of mutual interest to Kenya and Ethiopia, including tightening the bilateral ties which was the main topic.

"President Uhuru Kenyatta today held talks with Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi," the Statehouse wrote on twitter.

"The two leaders discussed a wide range of matters of mutual interest to the two nations key among them being the ongoing engagements aimed at deepening diplomatic and bilateral ties between the neighbouring countries," reads another tweet.

The meeting was succeeded by a luncheon hosted by Uhuru and the First Lady, in an event that was attended by a number of Cabinet Secretaries and ambassadors.

Present envoys were Francisca Asheitey Odunton (Ghana), Elizabeth Ines Taylor Jay (Colombia), Martha Eugenia Ruiz of Costa Rica and Kenyan ambassador to Ethiopia Catherine Mwangi, reports the Citizen Digital.

The luncheon was attended by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, and CSs Amina Mohammed (Sports and Culture), Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Rachel Omamo (Defence) and Ukur Yattani (Labour).