President Ruto to travel to Rwanda

President William Ruto will today travel to Rwanda for a two-day State Visit.

He will be attending the 9th session of the Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation.

According to State House Spokesman Hussein Mohamed, Kenya and Rwanda established the Cooperation as a guiding framework of bilateral relations.

In a statement, Mohamed said Ruto will hold bilateral talks with Rwanda President Paul Kagame where they will mainly focus on the Northern Corridor Integration Projects and food security.

Regional peace and security will also feature in the discussions that will culminate in the singing of bilateral agreements.

“The visit is further expected to enhance trade abd commerce cooperation within the East Africa Community (EAC) and the African Continent as the two leaders re-affirm their commitment to EAC integratio and the Africa Contionental Free Trade Area Cooperation or trade and economic growth,” he stated.

Further, talks on peace and security in the Eastern DRC will be held.

The first general agreement of cooperation between the two nations was first signed in 1979, and since then the joint permanent commission sessions have been held.

Under the framework, the two countries have signed several Memoranda of Understanding in Air Transport, Education, Security and Governance, Civil Service, Immigration and Cooperation in the field of Correctional Services.

Other areas are; Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Agriculture, Water and Irrigation Management, and Cooperatives Development.

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