Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu is likely to visit Nairobi this week in a trip laden with diplomatic significance.
If the visit goes ahead as planned, the Tanzanian leader, who took over from John Pombe Magufuli following his death in March, will be coming to Nairobi nearly five years since her predecessor made a similar visit.
The trip was confirmed by two diplomats familiar with the arrangement.
She has the responsibility of correcting the continuous trade tiffs between the two neigbouring countries.
In a speech to Parliament last week, President Suluhu told legislators that her administration will pursue economic diplomacy with partners in the region and across the world, signaling intent to repair relations with the outside world.
“If you call it a change, then it will be a renewed effort on economic diplomacy,” she said, referring to better ties with the East African Community, Southern Africa Development Community and the recent Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA).