President Ruto set to leave tonight for Tanzania, Zimbabwe

President Ruto set to leave tonight for Tanzania, Zimbabwe

President William Ruto is scheduled to leave the country for Tanzania and Zimbabwe in the coming days.

The Head of State will be attending 60th anniversary of the Union for mainland Tanzania and island Zanzibar tomorrow (Friday).

“The President’s participation in this national celebration will underscore Kenya’s cherished relationship, good neighbourliness and steadfast partnership and solidarity with the United Republic of Tanzania and its people,” State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed said.

Thereafter, Ruto will depart to Zimbabwe for a two-day State visit under the invite of his counterpart Emmerson Mnagangwa.

“… a two-day State visit in Zimbabwe aimed at bolstering political, economic and socio-cultural ties between the two countries.”

During his stay, President Ruto will be the chief guest at the 64th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo. He is expected to champion need for international trade fairs as platforms to boost economic growth, industrialization as well as job creation.

“The visit elevates the existing strong bilateral relations between the two countries by upgrading the current Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation at the ministerial level to a Bi-National Commission at the Heads of State level,” Hussein Mohamed added.

Before the end of his State visit, the first in command will also sign bilateral agreements in the health, defense, investment, education, transport and public service sectors.

As a globally recognized climate change advocate, President Ruto will engage his counterpart Mnagangwa on United Nations Security Council reforms aimed at mitigating current climate changes.

He will also be advancing his continental campaigns for Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s bid to take over as the African Union Commission chair next year.

“As a champion for the African Union institutional reforms, he will seek Mnagangawa’s views and ideas on how to strengthen the continental institution,” State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed added.

The President will be back in time for Labour Day celebrations on May 1, 2024.

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