As is to be expected, the two leaders will also discuss ways and means of strengthening economic ties between the two countries with a focus on tourism.
President Kenyatta who is accompanied by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and officials from the Kenya Tourism Board and Brand Kenya, will be seeking to market Kenya as a worthwhile tourist destination.
He will also meet with French importers to market Kenya’s horticultural products.
According to the Presidency, France currently ranks as the sixth largest investor in Kenya with Kenya being the biggest oversees beneficiary of French development Assistance.
The United Kingdom however ranks first on the list of Kenya’s biggest foreign investors and as a source market for tourists; hardly surprising given the two countries’ intertwined histories.
According to Esipisu however, UK Prime Minister David Cameron may have to put off his visit to Kenya, planned for June, on account of the June 23 referendum on whether Britain should remain a part of the EU.
“It has thrown a spanner in the works,” he said.