The Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has been talking with French leaders about obtaining economic, technological and military aid.
GV President of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi entering Quai D'Orsay
SV Louis de Guiringaud Foreign Minister welcomes President Moi
M. de Guiringaud introduces President Moi to other officials
CU President Moi speaking in English
MOI: "France plays a very important role in African problems because of its strategic position it holds in the southern part of Africa. And Kenya too, being one of the countries like France that would like to promote peace, unity and prosperity in that part of Africa, are keen to discuss these matters."
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Background: The Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has been talking with French leaders about obtaining economic, technological and military aid. President Moi also discussed with the French Foreign Minister M. Louis de Guiringaud the promotion of peace and prosperity in Africa.
SYNOPSIS: President Moi's visit is the first to France by a Kenyan head of state, and his first to the west. Reuters News Agency reports that the French Government expects the visit to lead to closer ties between France and Kenya. The main issue discussed between President Moi and M. de Guiringaud at these talks was the persistent conflict in Eritrea, and in the Ogaden desert region in the horn of Africa. After his talks with the French Foreign Minister President Moi confirmed the French interest in stability in Africa.