President Uhuru Kenyatta, today, Friday 26/5/2017 has left for Italy where he is scheduled to address world’s most powerful leaders at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
The G7 leaders are US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and UK’s PM Theresa May.
Apart from Kenya, other African countries; Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tunisia have been invited to represent the interests of the continent in Italy.
According to State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu, President Kenyatta will use this high profile event to showcase the country’s milestones.
Top agendas set to be discussed at the summit include global security, the issue of violent extremism and terrorism and the continuity of economic order.
Specifically, President Kenyatta has been invited to speak on timeless and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development in Africa.
This in itself put Kenya on the limelight and a massive recognition of great strides the country is making in innovation and tech areas. Kenya is now recognized as leader in these areas in Africa continent.
Experts have viewed the invitation as a recognition by the G7 of the important position Kenya occupies in the continent and a clear endorsement of the President’s leadership.
The G7 Summit this year’s theme is ‘Building the foundations of Renewed Trust’.