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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel to tour ILRI’s advanced biosciences labs in Nairobi today

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Flickr photo by Jan Strohdiek). 

‘Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Kenya Tuesday to spearhead Germany’s political and economic interests in the country and the region.

‘German ambassador to Kenya Margit Hellwig-Boette said Mrs Merkel would hold talks with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Speaker Kenneth Marende.

‘She will also hold a joint press conference with Mr Odinga.

Chancellor Merkel will also attend a State luncheon hosted by President Kibaki at State House, give a speech at the University of Nairobi (UoN) and visit International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Unep offices where she will have a roundtable discussion with experts.

A German firm is involved in construction of an energy efficient building at Unep while some of its scientists are at ILRI, which is described as a model of a state of the art research institution in Africa. . . .’

Read the whole article at Africa Review: German leader arrives in Kenya Tuesday, 11 Jul 2011.

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