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Kenyan President Ruto Makes Historic Visit to Central African Republic, Strengthens Bilateral Ties 

President William Ruto embarked on a 24-hour visit to the Central African Republic over the weekend, aiming to strengthen diplomatic relations. Engaging in discussions with President Faustin Archange Touadera in Bangui, this historic visit marked the first time a Kenyan head of state had set foot in the country.

This visit marked the first time a Kenyan head of state had set foot in the Central African Republic, drawing gratitude from President Touadera, who hailed it as a significant step towards fostering cooperation between the two nations.

“It is a real honor for the Central African Republic and opens up good prospects for cooperation between our two countries. I think this is the first time that a Kenyan president has visited the CAR, and I don’t think it will be the last,” President Touadera expressed.

Accompanied by his wife, President Ruto commended President Touadera’s efforts in steering the Central African Republic towards peace amidst persistent conflict since 2013.

“Under your leadership, we have seen stability, we have seen peace, and we are witnessing progress. And for that, your excellency, on behalf of the people of our region, I want to say congratulations, and you have my support,” President Ruto affirmed.

During the unprecedented visit, President Ruto applauded the resilience of the Central African Republic’s populace and expressed optimism for a deeper collaboration that would benefit both nations.

“This inaugural visit opens a big door for us to explore the possibilities that exist between Kenya and the Central African Republic,” President Ruto remarked.

Highlighting the potential in agriculture, President Ruto pledged to work closely with his counterpart to facilitate technology transfer and agricultural expertise exchange.

Furthermore, Kenya is poised to play a significant role in the Central African Republic’s energy transition, with plans underway for substantial contributions in this sector.

Additional source: AfricaNews

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