Mudavadi jets off to Japan to join Ruto for 3-day state visit

Written by on 6 February 2024

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi is set to leave the country for Japan where he will join President William Ruto for a three-day state visit.

In a statement, the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary said that the visit will strengthen the friendly relations between Kenya and Japan.

“The visit will strengthen the friendly relations between Kenya and Japan, built over the past 60 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1963. Kenya is the leading recipient of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Sub-Saharan Africa,” the statement read in part.

According to Mudavadi’s office, this support comprises technical assistance, grant aid and concessional loans, which have benefitted priority areas of bilateral cooperation including economic infrastructure, agriculture, health, education and environment.

“Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and trade have made a significant contribution to Kenya’s growth and prosperity,” the statement added.

“Japan is also a key partner in Africa’s development through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)—a high-level open forum that brings together African leaders, development partners and other stakeholders to find solutions to Africa’s development.”

Ruto leaves for Japan

President Ruto is set to leave the country on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, headed for an official visit to Japan, where he will make a state call to the Emperor and Empress of Japan. 

He will also hold a summit meeting with Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of the country. 

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