Deputy President William Ruto started a three-day official visit to the Republic of Sudan.
Mr Ruto’s visit on invitation by the Government of Sudan is aimed at deepening bilateral relations, fostering partnership and sharing best practices on agriculture and industrialisation, key enablers of food security and manufacturing that are critical to Big Four.
During his visit, the Deputy President is expected to hold talks with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at the presidential palace in Khartoum.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, his Industrialization counterpart Adan Mohammed, chairman of the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee Adan Haji Ali and MP Malulu Injendi (Malava) accompanied the Deputy President.
Mr Ruto is expected to meet the First Vice President Lt. Gen Bakri Hassan Saleh and the National Assembly Speaker Prof Ibrahim Ahmed Omar among other senior government officials.
The Kenyan delegation is also expected to visit successful industries in Khartoum, among them a chicken farm, a slaughterhouse, Kenana sugar industry regarded as the world’s larger sugar producer and a currency-printing machine.
The Sudan visit allows Kenya to increase its foothold in regional trade and bolster collaboration with member states as we continue to play our part in securing a safer, stable world by combating terrorism and human trafficking through intelligence sharing, contributing to peacekeeping and ensuring security agencies are well resourced.
Sudan also considers Kenya as an important African country for its great contribution to the conclusion of the comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in South Sudan.