Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus stopped briefly in Kenya on Saturday (9 September) on his way to the Seychelles for a private visit.
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GV Makarios down steps and greeted by Mr. Ngei and other officials
GV Makarios and officials towards airport lounge
SV Emblem TILT DOWN TO Makarios making statement (seated with Mungai)
ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS GREETED BY KENYA'S HOUSING MINISTER, MR. PAUL NGEI: MAKARIOS AND WELCOMING PARTY TOWARDS AIRPORT BUILDING: MAKARIOS SEATED WITH KENYA'S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER, DR. MUNGAI.
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Background: Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus stopped briefly in Kenya on Saturday (9 September) on his way to the Seychelles for a private visit. At Nairobi the Archbishop, who is President of Cyprus, was greeted by kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Mungai, and Kenya's Minister for Housing, Mr. Ngie.
In journeying to the Seychelles, Archbishop Makarios is returning to the scene of his enforced exile in 1956 (when his activities in support of the independence movement in Cyprus brought him into conflict with British authorities). The Archbishop told newsmen at Nairobi that he was looking forward to his voluntary trip to the seychelles. He added that he might buy a plot of land there -- "in case of emergencies."
Archbishop Makarios is expected back in Nairobi on Thursday (14 September) on his way home to Nicosia. This time, it's expected he will spend about two days in Kenya, during which he will meet President Henyatta, and will lay the foundation stone for a GBP500,000 Orthodox Christian, Seminary near Nairobi.