President William Ruto has travelled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ruto arrived on Friday, November 10th, 2023 morning and was welcomed to Saudi Arabia by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Riyadh.The President is scheduled to attend the inaugural Saudi-African Summit scheduled to take place at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre.
According to the event organisers, the summit will host 50 leaders from the Middle East and Africa.
The rest of the delegation from Africa comprised Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, Gabonese interim President Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun, Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine.
The inaugural Saudi-Africa summit aims to enhance political coordination, address regional security threats, promote economic transformation through research and the local development of new energy solutions, and boost investment cooperation.