President Ruto heads to France and Senegal on official visit

Head of State William Ruto [Photo: NTV]

President William Ruto on Monday left the country ahead of his three days of official visits to France and Senegal. 

State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed says Ruto will hold talks with his French counterpart – President Emmanuel Macron, on the status of key development projects agreed upon by the two countries.

The two will also discuss regional peace and security.

Kenya and France have been working closely for years to strengthen their ties, a move that was seen during the administration of the former Head of State Mr Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Ruto will then travel to Senegal, where he will be a keynote speaker at the Dakar 2 Summit on ‘Feed Africa: Food, Sovereignty and Resilience’.

The summit, which is organized by the Africa Development Bank will also be an opportunity for African leaders to find ways through which the continent can meet the rising cost of food.

It comes when Africa is experiencing serious food security challenges.

“It is an appropriate forum for Heads of State and other partners to discuss how to exploit Africa’s agricultural potential and the plans and programmes that will help scale up production,” said Mohammed.

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