President William Ruto will be among 20 African Heads of State invited to Rome, Italy, to participate in the Italy-Africa Summit. 

In a communique on Sunday, State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed said Ruto will be attending the summit in his capacity as the Chair of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), where he will also be expected to deliver an address on energy security during the summit.

This year’s summit’s theme is “A Bridge for Common Growth”

The Head of State will review agreements reached during Italy’s President Mattarella’s State Visit to Kenya last year and in subsequent meetings with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Ruto is also set to hold discussions with President Mattarella to foster bilateral cooperation. 

“Projects formed through the collaboration between Italy and Kenya will be expedited including programmes in environmental conservation, climate change resilience, water, education, health, energy and culture,” said Mohamed.

The summit will explore crucial areas of collaboration between Kenya and Italy, including food security, culture, education, vocational training, energy security, economic and infrastructure development, and combating human trafficking and terrorism.