The President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, paid a courtesy call on President Jomo Kenyatta on friday (15 September) during a two-day private visit to Kenya.
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Background: The President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, paid a courtesy call on President Jomo Kenyatta on friday (15 September) during a two-day private visit to Kenya.
President Kenyatta received Archbishop Makarios at the State Lodge at Nakuru, 100 miles (160 KM) north of nairobi.
The had talks lasting an hour.
President Makarios said later that he would visit Kenya again in December for the independence celebrations.
SYNOPSIS: Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus drove to Nakuru, north of nairobi, on Friday to visit President Jomo Kenyatta.
The Cypriot leader was spending two days in Kenya after a visit to the Seychelles.
He was welcomed by the kenyan Vice-President, Mr Daniel Moi, and escorted into the State House to meet President Kenyatta.
The Cypriot leader's courtesy call on the president preceded meetings with Orthodox Church leaders in Kenya.
President Kenyatta received Archbishop Makarios on the steps of State House and introduced him to people gathered in the grounds -- including members of the Kenyan Olympic team. President Kenyata described the Archbishop as a freedom fighter who underwent a colonial ordeal comparable to the experienced by Kenyans in their struggle for freedom.
Archbishop Makarios said that he would return in December for Kenya's independence celebrations. The two leaders then walked in the grounds of State House with Vice-President Moi and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Doctor Mungai.