President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to attend the 43rd Group of Seven (G7) Summit on Thursday in Taormina, Italy.
Kenya alongside, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria are among the four African states that have been invited to the summit I which world’s most powerful leaders will be present.
State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu in his weekly address to the state on Sunday revealed that President Kenyatta will be addressing the high profile meeting which will run from May 26 to 27, with the theme of “Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust.”
“The President has been invited to speak specifically on the timelines and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development on the African continent,” Esipisu said.
The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, who jointly represent over 60 per cent of the global net wealth.
“This is a massive recognition of the strides that Kenya is making and has made in the technology area for which we are now a recognized leader,” Esipisu said on the invitation of president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Statistics reveal that G7 nations account for at least 46 per cent of the world Gross Domestic Product and slightly over 30 per cent of the purchasing power globally.
Foreign policy, global threats and economy, and review economic co-ordination are some of other things to be discussed during the summit.
According to Esipisu, the Head of State will table arguments on how to foster inclusive economic growth and how the region is working on security.
“It is a suitable profile for Kenya to engage with the world and bring value on future decisions of the G7 on how to partner for innovation-driven growth in Africa,” he said.