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President Ruto travels to Italy for G7 Summit

President William Ruto. PHOTO | Jackson Mnyamwezi

President William Ruto left the country Thursday evening to participate in the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy.
The head of state is then scheduled to proceed to the first Summit on Peace in Ukraine, to be held in Switzerland.
“At both summits, President Ruto will speak on African leaders’ commitment to fostering a prosperous world through a fairer international financial system, a more representative and effective multilateral system, and the critical importance of collectively addressing global challenges,” said Statehouse Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed in a statement
At the G7 Summit in Italy, Mohamed said President Ruto will emphasise the importance of involving African countries in processes aimed at finding solutions to global challenges, such as climate change and conflicts.
“He will also highlight Africa’s potential for green industrialisation, digital revolution, and innovation. Additionally, he will underscore the need for reforms to achieve a fairer international financial system,” said the spokesperson
As the African Union (AU) Champion for Institutional Reform, President Ruto will also outline AU reforms aimed at enhancing trade and development, peace and stability, and greater global participation.
On Sunday, in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, President Ruto will join other Heads of State and Government to discuss a common path towards peace in Ukraine. He will address the negative impacts of the conflict in Ukraine and conflicts globally, including those in Africa, and offer solutions informed by Kenya’s experiences in mediation and peacebuilding on the continent.
“The President will advocate for a reformed, more representative, democratic, and effective United Nations system to better address global peace and security challenges,” Mohamed said
Additionally, President Ruto will hold several bilateral talks with various Heads of State and Government on the sidelines of both summits.