President William Ruto has accepted an invitation from US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for his inaugural State visit scheduled for May.

Biden extended the invitation to President Ruto and First Lady Rachael Ruto to the White House on May 23.

President Ruto expressed his anticipation for the trip, conveying his gratitude to @POTUS and @FLOTUS for the opportunity in a statement on behalf of the people and government of Kenya.

In a statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden highlighted that the visit would mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations, initiated at the onset of Kenya’s independence.

President Ruto emphasized his eagerness to engage with President Biden on various topics of mutual interest, spanning economic, political, and diplomatic realms. He underscored the shared commitment to fundamental values that define the alignment between the two countries.

Kenya regards the State visit as a significant platform to articulate a fresh era of dynamic partnership, particularly focusing on trade, investment, green energy, climate action, and digital technology and innovation.

President Ruto outlined the agenda for discussions, which encompasses health and human development, peace and security, as well as multilateralism and collaborative efforts aimed at fostering shared prosperity not only for Kenya and Africa but also for the Global South and the world at large.

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