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CORD Raila Odinga welcomes US President Barack Obama to Kenya

By Standard Reporter | July 23rd 2015
ODM party leader Raila Odinga

Kenya:  The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has welcomed US President Barack Obama, who is expected in the country Friday evening.

In a statement sent to newsrooms Thursday, CORD leader Raila Odinga said President Obama’s visit underscores the strategic partnership between Kenya and the United States and the strong US commitment to political, economic and security cooperation with Kenya.

Raila said he welcomes the opportunity to hold joint talks and discuss a range of issues with Obama.

“As a coalition, we are keen to see a strong cooperation between US and Kenya, and to advance a broad Kenya-US partnership through expanded political, commercial and cultural relations”, Raila said.

He further urged Kenyans to accord Obama a befitting welcome.

“In the world over, we are known for our friendliness to visitors. We have a historic chance to put this on display in a significant way. Let us rise to the occasion”, CORD leader said.

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