Visit of Raila Odinga, Kenyan Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-072656   Duration: 10:03:46  Lieu:
End production: 08/03/2012   First transmission: 08/03/2012
On 8 March 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, meets with Raila Odinga, Kenyan Prime Minister, in Brussels. On this occasion, they discussed the situation in Kenya: the incoming elections, fight against piracy, food crisis, energy, and its relationship with the EU.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the EC 00:00:04
10:00:09 Arrival of and handshake between José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Raila Odinga, Kenyan Prime Minister 00:00:28
10:00:38 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso and Raila Odinga into the President's office 00:00:13
10:00:52 Roundtable with José Manuel Barroso and Raila Odinga (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:05 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso and Raila Odinga to the press point 00:00:07
10:01:12 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by José Manuel Barroso: The European Commission will propose to extend its support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by an additional 100 million Euro until 2013, giving a clear sign of our commitment to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. We are also looking at ways to strengthen our cooperation with Kenya on counter-piracy. In fact, we are in the process of deploying a civilian mission to strengthen maritime capacities in the Horn of Africa/Western Indian Ocean Region and we see Kenya as a very important partner in this venture. 00:00:33
10:01:46 General view of the press point 00:00:03
10:01:50 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by José Manuel Barroso: A peaceful regional environment is also conducive to strengthen political and economic progress in Kenya. I welcome the substantial reform agenda carried under the leadership of Prime Minister Odinga. The upcoming elections will be an important benchmark in Kenya's reform and reconciliation path. Peaceful, free and fair elections are key to a prosperous and stable Kenya. Prime Minister Odinga is interested in having a European Union electoral mission in Kenya so that to be sure about the free and fair nature of the elections and we are indeed ready to do that. It is very important the credibility of the elections so that they can reinforce stability, confidence and reconciliation in the country. 00:00:52
10:02:42 Cutaway of photographers 00:00:04
10:02:46 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Raila Odinga: We have new elections laws acted by the Parliament. This commission is right now cutting out boundary demarcations of new electoral consequences. We have also, in this new constitution, empowered the agenda and also it deals with the minorities, and it guarantees the rights of disabled people. So right now, the preparations are on the way to ensure that these elections will be truly free and fair. The freedom of information has been also guaranteed in this new constitution. 00:01:00
10:03:46 General view of the press point 00:00:06
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