NAIROBI– Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has started a three-day official to Sudan at the invitation of the government of Kenya’s northwestern neighbour to boost bilateral and economic relations in the areas of agriculture and industry,
During his visit, Ruto is expected to hold talks with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at the presidential palace in Khartoum.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Mwangi Kiunjuri, his Industrialization counterpart, Adan Mohammed, the chairman of the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee, Adan Haji Ali, and MP Malulu Injendi (Malava) are accompanying the Deputy President.
Ruto is expected to hold talks with Sudanese First Vice-President and Prime Minister Lieuitenant-General Bakri Hassan Saleh and National Assembly Speaker Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omar among other senior government officials.
The Kenyan delegation is also expected to visit successful industries in Khartoum, among them a chicken farm, a slaughterhouse, the Kenana sugar industry regarded as the world’s largest sugar producer and a currency-printing company.
Sudan considers Kenya as an important African country for its great contribution to the conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in South Sudan.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK