Tanzania President Kikwete arrives in Zambia

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete

President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Zambia for a two days official visit.

The plane carrying the Tanzanian head of state touched down at Kenneth Kaunda international airport at 12:05 hours Zambian time.

Dr. Kikwete, who is accompanied by the wife Salma, was received by his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu, Lusaka Province minister Obvious Mwaliteta, Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama and Minister of Justice Ngosa Simbyakula.

Dr. Kikwete processed to inspect a guard of honour mounted in his honour by the Zambia Army.

The visiting President was led by President Lungu to greet service chiefs, cabinet ministers, heads of African diplomatic missions accredited to Zambia and senior government officials.

The two heads of state then watched traditional dances amid rains.

Dr. Kikwete is expected to return to his country tomorrow.