Ruto reacts after Biden invites him to White House

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 16 Feb, 2024 17:58 | 2 mins read
Ruto reacts after Biden invites him to White House
Photo collage of President William Ruto and his US counterpart Joe Biden at past events. PHOTOS/(@WilliamRuto, @POTUS)

President William Ruto on Friday conveyed a message of appreciation to his US counterpart Joe Biden for inviting him to the White House.

The Head of State affirmed that the visit will grant the two governments the opportunity to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations which began at the dawn of Kenya's independence from colonial rule.

Ruto asserted that the country views the anticipated state visit as a high-profile opportunity to articulate a new era of dynamic partnership aimed at bolstering trade, investment, green energy and climate action.

"Kenya views the state visit as a high profile opportunity to articulate a new era of dynamic partnership aimed at transforming trade and investment, green energy and climate action, digital technology and innovation, health and human development, peace and security as well as multilateralism and collective action to deliver shared prosperity for Kenya, Africa, the Global South and the entire world," Ruto said.

The president expressed optimism over the visit saying he was looking forward to engaging with President Biden on a broad of matters of mutual interest to both nations.

"I look forward to engaging with President Biden on a broad range of matters of mutual interest to our nations, not just in terms of sectors of economic, political and diplomatic spheres of endeavour, but also with respect to our shared commitment to the fundamental values which define the strong policy convergence and robust strategic alignment of our enterprises, peoples and governments," Ruto added.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host President Ruto on May 23, 2024.

According to a statement shared by the White House, the anticipated visit is meant to strengthen the two countries shared commitment to advance peace and security, expand economic ties, and defend democratic values.

"The upcoming visit will mark the 60th anniversary of U.S.-Kenya diplomatic relations and will celebrate a partnership that is delivering for the people of the United States and Kenya.

"The leaders will discuss ways to bolster our cooperation in areas including people-to-people ties, trade and investment, technological innovation, climate and clean energy, health, and security," the statement read in parts.

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