President Ruto to visit DRC and Korea with peace, economic agenda
President William Ruto will on Sunday evening depart the country for a one-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
According to a statement from State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed, the President will meet with his host President Felix Tshisekedi in person to discuss issues of mutual interest, such as trade and investment, regional integration, and the security situation in the Eastern DRC.
“Kenya is playing a crucial role as a member of the East African Community in support of the ‘Nairobi Peace Process’, that involves talks between the government of DRC and the armed groups in the Eastern part of the country, to restore peace and security in Eastern DRC. Kenya has also sent its troops for a peacekeeping mission in the region, as part of the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF),” reads the press release.
President William Ruto will later leave for a three-day official trip to the Republic of Korea on Monday, November 21, 2022, to meet with President Yoon Suk-Yeol.
According to the press release, the President will look into partnerships in important areas of the government’s economic transformation agenda, such as public health, infrastructure, energy, and agriculture.
These engagements will lead to the signing of trade agreements between the two countries.
“Kenya will also advance negotiations to open markets for her exports as part of growing bilateral trade. Kenya and the Republic of Korea enjoy cordial ties founded on common values, mutual trust and benefit,” the statement reads.