Uhuru pushes for ocean protection, African alignment ahead of G7 Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked African leaders attending the G7 Summit to align their messages on protecting oceans, expanding regional trade and deepening regional stability.

Uhuru met Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame (African Union chairperson) ahead of the G7 ‘outreach segment’ on Saturday.

At the meeting with Sall, he pledged to open a new embassy in Dakar in four months to boost trade and people-to-people relations.

Uhuru and Kagame focused on regional security, trade, climate change and aligning Africa’s position ahead of the G7 summit.

The leaders also sought clearer follow-up mechanisms for decisions agreed at  the G7, which is key to meaningful engagement.

The summit of the seven most industrialised nations started on Friday in the resort of Charlevoix…

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