Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country on Friday for Taormina, Italy, for the 43rd Group of Seven (G7) summit.
A statement from the presidency said Kenyatta has been invited to the G7 summit to speak specifically on “the timeliness and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development in Africa.”
Besides Kenya, other African countries invited to represent the interests of the continent at the summit are Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria.
“The invitation of Kenyatta to the G7 meeting is a testament to the leading role Kenya is playing in technological advancements in the continent and her growing influence on the global stage,” said the presidency.
Italy currently holds the rotating G7 Presidency. The theme of this year’s summit is “Building the foundations of renewed trust.” Enditem