Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda arrived in Nairobi Kenya for a one-day state visit on Friday (28 March).
GV ZOOM ZV: Plane taxiing on runway
GV: Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi with officials walks to meet plane
SV PAN: Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda down steps from plane, embraces President Moi
SV: President Moi, President Kaunda and officials walk away from plane
GV ZOOM SV: President Kaunda and President Moi take salute
GV ZOOM SV: President Kaunda inspects guard of honour as band plays (3 shots)
SV: President Moi introduces officials to President Kaunda.
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Background: Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda arrived in Nairobi Kenya for a one-day state visit on Friday (28 March). During talks with Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, Doctor Kaunda discussed economic ties between Zambia and Kenya, and international issues.
SYNOPSIS: On his arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport President Kaunda was greeted by President Moi and leading Kenyan officials. The Zambian leader was accompanied by his Foreign Minister Wilsom Chakulya, and Home Affairs Minister Wilted Phiri.
At the airport reception Mr Moi paid tribute to President Kaunda as a freedom fighter. He said the Zambian leader came to Kenya for the first time as a free man now that Rhodesia was free, after a long struggle. Zambia provided bases for Joshua Nkomo's guerrilla army during the Rhodesian bush-war which ended with last year's (1979) London peace settlement. The country was frequently a target of attacks by Rhodesian forces during the war.
During talks with President Moi later in the day, President Kaunda urged the cultivation of stronger ties between the two countries. Dr. Kaunda said a stronger relationship would be for the common good of their peoples. He also re-stated an urgent need for greater inter-state trade and overall collaboration. The day's talks were held at Nairobi State House.