President Ruto to leave for a three-day visit to Ethiopia on Friday

President William Ruto. [File, Standard]

President William Ruto will leave for Addis Ababa, Ethoipia tomorrow.

He will be attending the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit.

The event will take place from Friday, February 17 up to Sunday, February 19, 2023.

The president’s travel has been communicated by State House Spokesperson, Hussein Mohamed.

“The President will be joining other African Heads of State and Government to deliberate on key issues aimed at accelerating Intra-Trade in Africa under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) framework,” Hussein’s statement reads in part.

The meeting will also focus on peace and security in the continent, climate change, food, and health security, State House says.

“As a champion for climate action, President Ruto will advocate for Africa's potential to lead the world and demonstrate that the continent can industrialize, thrive, and prosper – in a low carbon and sustainable manner,”

 The President will be setting the course for a safer and cleaner future which will be powered by renewable energy.

As the Chair and Coordinator of the Committee of the African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), President Ruto is also expected to moderate a meeting to review the outcomes and implications of last year’s COP27 for Africa, and chart the way forward for the key global events setting the milestones for climate action and reform of the international financial architecture in 2023.