• Ruto said they discussed investment opportunities between the two countries as well as regional peace and security.
• Ruto was invited to deliver a 10-minute address on Government Acceleration and Transformation during one of the sessions on Tuesday morning.
President William Ruto on Monday held talks with several African leaders on the sidelines of the ongoing World Governments Summit in Dubai.
Ruto was invited to deliver a 10-minute address on Government Acceleration and Transformation during one of the sessions on Tuesday morning.
Ahead of the meeting, the President said he met and held talks with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame.
"Kenya and Rwanda have shared values on trade and investment within East Africa and the African continent. Met President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on the sidelines of the World Governments Summit in Dubai, UAE," he said in a statement on X.
"Discussed investment opportunities between our countries as well as regional peace and security."
Kagame address the Summit on Monday where he shared experiences from the country's horrific 1994 genocide which he regretted that the world hasn't learnt from what happened to be able to prevent a repeat.
"I don’t know what is new that I would call on the world to do more, that we didn’t call on the world to do at the time the Genocide was happening," he said.
"For those of us who have experienced these situations and circumstances, we have learnt our lesson: countries need to build their own capacities.” Kagame implored.
The World Governments Summit is a global knowledge exchange platform for governments that was established in 2013 under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
This year's Summit themed “Shaping Future Governments,” began on Sunday and brings together various heads of government, international organizations and leaders to discuss innovative solutions for future challenges and fostering international cooperation.
Earlier, Ruto met with Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of Central African Republic on the sidelines of the Summit.
Ruto noted that Kenya and the Central African Republic continue to strengthen diplomatic ties for the mutual benefit of their citizens.
"There are many opportunities for trade and investments. Our two countries are blessed with enormous natural resources, and we endeavour to partner in agriculture, mining, and regional security," the President said.