Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu is set to visit Kenya next week, State House has announced.
She will arrive in Nairobi on Tuesday for a two-day State visit that will see her meet with President Kenyatta at State House.
In a statement on Sunday, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said further details of Suluhu’s visit to Kenya will be shared in due course.
This will become Suluhu’s second foreign trip since she was sworn-in as the sixth President of Tanzania following the death of her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli in March.
The 61-year-old made her first official foreign visit to Uganda on April 11th to finalize the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Tripartite project agreement and strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
Suluhu and her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni signed the Final Investment Decision (FID), which paved the way for the construction of a $3.5 billion crude oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania.
The 1,445-kilometer-long Ugandan Crude Oil Pipeline will run from oil wells in Hoima district in Uganda to the seaport of Tanga in Tanzania.
The pipeline will cover 296 kilometers in Uganda and 1,443 kilometers in Tanzania, passing through the capital city Dodoma to Tanga. It will be the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world and it will be heated as Uganda’s oil is waxy.