President Ruto: Canada is our Partner in Blue Economy

Kenyan President William Ruto has commended the Canadian government for its significant support of the Blue Economy between the two countries.

Speaking on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the State House in Nairobi during a courtesy call by Canadian High Commissioner Christopher Thornley.

President William Ruto.
PHOTO/COURTESY:President William Ruto commended the Canadian government for its significant support of the Blue Economy at the State House of Kenya.

“The exploitation of the sector’s resources is a key plank of the Bottom Up-Economic Transformational Agenda (BETA)”, said President Ruto.

He also called upon more Canadian Private sector participation through public-private partnerships.

President Ruto and Canadian High Commissioner Christopher Thorney.
PHOTO/COURTESY: Kenya’s president William Ruto standing righthand side with the Canadian High Commissioner Christopher Thorney at State House.

“The Blue Economy exploits stand at Ksh 12 billion but can increase to between Ksh 120 billion and Ksh 180 billion respectively”, Ruto added in a statement.

Canadian government officials and President Ruto.
PHOTO/COURTESY: President Ruto during a discussion session with the Canadian government officials.

The Canadian High Commission Christopher Thorney on the other hand said that Canada will significantly work hand in hand with Kenya on areas of mutual interest.

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In addition, the High Commissioner thanked President William Ruto for the role Kenya is playing in conflict resolution in the Horn of Africa.

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President Ruto with the Canadian government officials.
PHOTO/COURTESY: Canadian government officials and Kenyan President William Ruto pause for a photo at State House on Wednesday.

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