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President Ruto departs for Ghana, Guinea-Bissau visits

The visits aim to strengthen diplomatic, trade cooperation, and historical ties between Kenya and the two nations.

President William Ruto during a past trip (Photo/File)

President William Ruto departs this afternoon (Tuesday) for a State visit to Ghana followed by an Official Visit to Guinea-Bissauu.

During his visits, he will hold talks with Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau, aiming to strengthen diplomatic, trade cooperation, and historical ties between Kenya and the two West African nations.

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In Ghana, President Ruto will emphasize the importance of collaborative efforts to strengthen and consolidate democratic governance in Africa.

He will also visit the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) headquarters in Accra, with a focus on boosting Kenyan tea and leather exports to Ghana.

“This effort will be supported by Memorandums of Understanding between private and public sector entities, aimed at improving trade between Kenya and Ghana under the AfCFTA” said Hussein Mohamed, State House Spokesperson.

The Head of State will also address the Ghana-Kenya Business Forum to explore investment and trade opportunities across various sectors.

Additionally, as the African Union Champion for Institutional Reform and Chair of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change, President Ruto will advocate for transforming the African Union into a leading force for continental unity and economic revitalization, engaging other regions worldwide.

In his meeting with President Akufo-Addo, discussions will also centre on the climate crisis and Ghana’s support for implementing the African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change, especially the Africa Green Industrial Initiative (AGII), which seeks to upscale and accelerate green industries and businesses across Africa.

In Guinea-Bissau, President Ruto aims to enhance trade relations and identify new avenues for cooperation with Lusophone Africa under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area. This includes strengthening private sector participation in agriculture, manufacturing, and technology transfer, among other sectors.

 

 

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