Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi met with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Bonn on Tuesday (12 February) for talks on developments in Africa and the implications of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
SV PULL BACK TO GV EXTERIOR West German Presidential palace
CU PAN AND GV Motorcade with Moi arrives
GV Kenyan President Moi shakes hands with line of officials in front of palace
GVs AND CU Moi (left of picture) and West German President Karl Carstens walk across lawn to review band (3 shots)
GV Moi inspects guard of honour
GV Moi at wreath laying ceremony at Bonn Hofgarten (University)
SV INTERIOR Moi signs Golden Book with Lord Mayor of Bonn Dr. Hans Daniels in Rathaus (Townhall)
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Background: Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi met with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Bonn on Tuesday (12 February) for talks on developments in Africa and the implications of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. The five day state visit, which began on Monday (10 February) will include a tour of West Berlin, Hamburg and Saarbruecken.
SYNOPSIS: President Moi was formally welcomed on Tuesday (11 February) by West German President Karl Carstens at the Presidential palace in Bonn.
It was the first ever visit to West Germany by a Kenyan head of state, and President Moi received full honours. West Germany sees Kenya as an influential voice in Africa and is understood to be keep to expand ties between the two countries.
After the official welcoming ceremonies, President Moi was guest of honour at a dinner where President Carstens spoke of concern for the independence of many African nations in view of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
Mr. Carstens said many African states realized the need to protect their hard-won independence from what he termed "foreign clutches." He warned that the many unsolved conflicts in Africa could provide a pretext for intervention.
In Bonn University, President Moi laid a wreath at the University memorial for those who died in the two Great Wars.
On the subject of aid, President Carstens said West Germany was ready to assist African states build up their economic independence. This, he said, would lead to political stability and permit Africans to exercise their right to self-determination.
Later, in the Bonn Rathaus (townhall) the Kenyan President was invited by Lord Mayor Dr. Hans Daniel to sign the Golden Book for distinguished visitors.
President Moi, who's staying at Bymnich Castle northwest of Bonn, met with Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher on Tuesday (12 February) for talks on developments in southern Africa and the Horn.