Nairobi - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently in Kenya, will hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on counter-terrorism, energy and agriculture, amid tight security.
Kenya's presidential communications unit said in a statement Tuesday that Netanyahu was given a 19-gun salute and a guard of honor by Kenyans soldiers at the president's official residence.
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Netanyahu is the first ruling Israeli prime minister to visit Kenya. Roads have been closed as part of the security for Netanyahu's visit causing hours-long traffic snarl-ups. Kenya has long been a target of extremist attacks which have hit Israeli interests.
In a near simultaneous attack in November 2002, al-Qaida extremists blew up an explosive laden vehicle at an Israeli-owned hotel at the Kenyan coast killing 11 people, while others shot at an Israeli jetliner.