Ruto meets U.S President Joe Biden in New York

Ruto meets U.S President Joe Biden in New York

U.S President Joe Biden, President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto in New York on September 22, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY

President William Ruto on Thursday night met with his United States counterpart Joe Biden in New York City.

The President, who was accompanied by First Lady Rachel Ruto, was invited by President Biden to a reception during the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The two Heads of State resolved to strengthen ties between the two nations to ensure they enjoy economic prosperity.

"Kenya will continue expanding its strategic partnership with the United States of America to advance peace and prosperity in Africa," wrote President Ruto on Twitter.

— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) September 22, 2022

Earlier the same day, the Commander-in-Chief also had a sitting with the U.S Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in which their talks focused on tackling food security, peace and security.

Blinken expressed hope in the two countries’ bilateral relations, and further pointed out trade and investment as some of the key areas the United States is seeking to partner with Kenya moving forward.

“Good meeting with Kenyan President @WilliamsRuto to discuss our countries’ ongoing efforts to address food insecurity and regional peace and security,” Blinken said in a tweet on Wednesday night, alongside photos of the two leaders and First Lady Rachel Ruto," Blinken stated.

“I look forward to strengthening our strategic partnership, especially on trade and investment.”


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