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President Ruto arrives in Riyadh for Saudi-Africa summit

Saudi and African officials hope the meeting will lead to a long-term partnership between the Kingdom and the African Union.

President William Ruto is among a group of African leaders who have arrived in the Kingdom for the Saudi-Africa summit set to start on Friday.

Ruto left for Saudi after the State of the Nation Address and upon arrival was received by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Deputy Governor of Riyadh.

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The inaugural Saudi-African Summit will be held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre, Saudi Arabia. Organizers say leaders from 50 nations throughout the Middle East and Africa will gather for the Summit.

The inaugural Saudi-Africa summit aims to enhance political coordination, address regional security threats, promote economic transformation through research and the local development of new energy solutions, and boost investment cooperation.

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