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President Ruto heads to Rome for Italy-Africa Summit

The summit will bring together 20 African Heads of State and Government.

President William Ruto has departed the country for an official visit to Rome, Italy, to participate in the Italy-Africa Summit.

The summit will bring together 20 African Heads of State and Government to discuss crucial areas of collaboration, including food security, culture, education, vocational training, energy security, economic and infrastructure development, as well as combating human trafficking and terrorism.

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In his capacity as the Chair of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), President Ruto will deliver an address on energy security during the summit.

The Head of State is also scheduled to hold discussions with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy to foster bilateral cooperation.

The leaders will review agreements reached during President Mattarella’s State Visit to Kenya last year and in subsequent meetings with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Additionally, projects formed through the collaboration between Italy and Kenya will be expedited including programmes in environmental conservation, climate change resilience, water, education, health, energy and culture.

President Ruto’s agenda also includes bilateral engagements with European Union leaders, World Bank and IMF officials, and African leaders involved in peace processes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Sudan.

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