On January 23, 2023, President William Ruto is scheduled to leave the country for a three-day official trip to France and Senegal.
The President will meet with his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris to discuss the status of significant development projects that the two nations have agreed upon, according to State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.
In a statement released on Monday, Mohamed added that the conversations would also include regional peace and security.
The next stop for President Ruto will be Dakar, Senegal, where he will deliver the opening address at the Dakar 2 Summit on “Feed Africa: Food, Sovereignty, and Resilience.”
The summit is being held at a time when Africa is facing significant problems with food security. It is coordinated by the Africa Development Bank.
In light of this, Mohamed said, “it is a suitable forum for Heads of State and other partners to debate how to utilize Africa’s agricultural potential and the strategies and programs that would help expand production.”
Moreover, it would provide African leaders with a chance to come up with solutions for how to deal with the continent’s rising food prices.