Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to the President of Kenya, William Ruto, to congratulate him on his election victory.
Prime Minister Trudeau praised the peaceful conduct of the elections and the strength of Kenya’s democratic institutions. The Prime Minister and the President underlined their shared adherence to democratic values.
Both leaders expressed their concerns about the serious global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including food and energy insecurity, and agreed to work together to find solutions to these complex issues.
The Prime Minister and the President discussed peace and security in the region, noting in particular their concerns about the ongoing instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his appreciation for Kenya’s leadership in bringing peace and security to the region. President Ruto thanked Canada for its support.
The two leaders agreed to work together to further strengthen the partnership between Canada and Kenya. Prime Minister Trudeau said he looks forward to continuing to work together on shared priorities such as promoting peace and security, promoting a sustainable ocean economy, increasing and diversifying trade, supporting the transition to clean technologies and promoting empowerment for women and women Girl.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Ruto said they look forward to meeting in person soon.
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