President Uhuru travels to Canada for G7 summit

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Deputy President William Ruto and other government officials seeing off President Uhuru Kenyatta to Canada on June 5, 2018.
President Uhuru Kenyatta travelled to La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada on Tuesday evening, where he will attend the G7 Summit.
President Kenyatta’s visit to Canada to attend this year’s G7 Summit follows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invitation when the two leaders met in April at Lancaster House, London, on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in the United Kingdom capital.
This is the second G7 summit that President Kenyatta will be attending.
In 2017, President Kenyatta was among the African leaders invited to the G7 summit, which took place at Taormina on the Italian Island of Sicily.
This year’s G7 Summit in Quebec, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, will focus on economic growth, climate change and security.
President Kenyatta will address the summit on issues of the blue economy and the environmental management. Kenya is among the first African countries to effect the ban on plastics.
The G7 nations include, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
Speaking ahead of the summit, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Cabinet Secretary, Monica Juma said the G7 Summit is crucial to Kenya, as it will focus on the issues that are critical to President Kenyatta’s ‘Big Four’ agenda.
She said the Summit, which is one of the exclusive meetings of the global leaders, would among things discuss gender inequality, equity, climate change, security and the blue economy.
The CS pointed out that the Summit will discuss on how to bridge the inequality gap by looking for innovative ways of ensuring women participate more on productive activities.