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Details of President Ruto first meeting with President Biden

By Nyaboga Kiage September 23rd, 2022 2 min read

Kenya’s President William Ruto on Thursday, September 22, 2022, met with US President Joe Biden during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in the United States of America.

President Ruto in a statement during the meeting said that the two countries will work together to ensure that Africa prospers.

“Kenya will continue expanding its strategic partnership with the United States of America to advance peace and prosperity in Africa,” said President Dr Ruto.

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The Head of State also revealed that the photo was taken during a reception that was hosted by President Biden. He was accompanied by First Lady Rachel Ruto.

This comes just a day after President Dr Ruto took his bottom-up economic model to UNGA and which was also embraced by President Biden.

In his maiden speech at the assembly, President Dr Ruto said he fully supported the ‘Building back Better’ initiative “which is the universal rallying call to incorporate lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic in a better way to recover from its shock.”

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He further asked the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other multilateral lenders to extend new reliefs for debt-burdened African countries to allow them to recuperate from multiple economic shocks.

In his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly as President on Wednesday, Dr Ruto said heavily indebted countries “run the risk of losing development gains due to the shocks inflicted by the pandemic and associated disruptions.”

“I call upon global financial institutions and the international community to take urgent measures and release all existing financial instruments to provide much-needed additional liquidity and secure better fiscal space for developing countries like Kenya,” he said.

During the campaign period, Dr Ruto’s main agenda was the bottom-up economy and he said that during his reign he will ensure that money flows from the bottom upwards.

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