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Ruto jets out days after DP Gachagua left the country

Ruto jets out to meet Microsoft, Intel, Google and Apple leaders & participate in the 78th United Nations General Assembly

President William Ruto boarding a plane. Photo: @MashillingiM

President William Ruto is departing the country on Wednesday night, on a visit to the United States.

President Ruto will visit Silicon Valley in San Francisco, where he will meet with tech leaders of Microsoft, Intel, Google and Apple, among others.

According to State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed, the visit underscores Kenya's commitment to tech innovation and its pivotal role as a trade partner with the United States.

The visit aims to enhance investment opportunities and trade relations with the United States, with a particular focus on nurturing Kenya's thriving start-up sector known as the "Silicon Savannah."

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The President will emphasise Kenya's young talent, green energy initiatives and its value as an alternative supply chain for American companies.

Thereafter, President Ruto will attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

The global gathering will assess progress towards the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), address critical global challenges such as the climate crisis and debt concerns in the Global South.

Additionally, the Head of State will participate in the UN Secretary-General's Climate Ambition Summit, building on the successes of the recently concluded Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi.

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On the sidelines of the General Assembly, President Ruto will chair a session of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change and participate in discussions on the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy. He will also hold bilateral meetings with world leaders.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua left the country for Colombia on Sunday night.

DP Gachagua left participate in two key events, the Global Coffee Producers and Roasters Forum in Bogota, Colombia, and the G77 Summit in Havana, Cuba.

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