President Kenyatta leaves for Italy to attend G7 summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta departs from JKIA for the G7 Summit in Italy. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Friday, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country Friday morning for Taormina, Italy to attend the 43rd G7 summit.

Kenyatta has been invited to the G7 summit to speak on the timeliness and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development in Africa.

The President is also expected to use the event to showcase Kenya’s achievements over time and also show Africa’s interest in a way that is readily digestible on the global stage.

The invitation of President Kenyatta to the G7 meeting is seen a testament to the leading role Kenya is playing in technological advancements in the continent and her growing influence on the global stage.

Other African countries invited to represent the interests of the continent at the 43rd G7 summit in Italy whose theme is ‘Building the foundations of renewed trust’ are Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria.

The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal block of industrialized democracies; the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom that meets annually to discuss issues such as global economic governance, international security, and energy policy.