Ruto set to attend the 36th AU conference on Friday in Ethiopia

In order to attend the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit, President Ruto will depart on Friday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

It will take place from February 17 to February 19, 2023.

Ruto will participate in negotiations with other regional leaders aimed at accelerating intra-trade in Africa, according to a statement from State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.

Through the framework of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), this will be made possible.

“Additionally, peace and security in the continent, climate change, food and health security will be discussed,” Mohamed said.

Ruto is anticipated to promote Africa’s capacity to lead the world, he continued.

He will also demonstrate that Africa is capable of industrialization, growth, and prosperity in a low-carbon and sustainable way.

“The president will be setting the course for a safer and cleaner future which will be powered by renewable energy,” the spokesman added.

The head of state will also preside over a meeting to discuss the results and ramifications of COP27 for Africa.

The forum will also cover the next steps for the major world events that will mark milestones for climate change mitigation, continental reform, and financial system reform in 2023.

The President will carry out this action in his role as the Committee of the African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change’s chair and coordinator (CAHOSCC).

Ruto will extend an invitation to the African and international leadership to the Nairobi Climate Action Summit during the summit.

It will take place from September 4 to September 6, 2023.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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