President Willam Ruto began his first day in office on a high note, hosting Sudan’s President Salva Kiir at the State House in Nairobi.
President Ruto stated that they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries and boost intra-African trade within the East African Community and other continents.
“With South Sudan, President Salva Kiir, discussed various bilateral agreements and areas of cooperation, including security and regional infrastructure development,” wrote President Ruto on Twitter.
“We are working with South Sudan in enhancing intra-African trade through the strengthening of the East African Community and other regional economic blocs in the continent.”
Salva Kiir was among the 20 heads of state invited to President Ruto’s inauguration ceremony at the Kasarani stadium on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, President Ruto met with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, during which they primarily discussed Somalia’s state of insecurity.
Ruto also promised that trade between the two countries would be expanded to allow for easier movement of key trade commodities such as miraa and fish across borders.
“We will fast track the implementation of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between Kenya and Somalia. This will boost trade in Miraa and fish and ease movement between our two nations.”
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