Kenyan President William Ruto may visit Morocco in coming weeks

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Kenyan President William Ruto plans to visit Morocco «in the coming weeks», Africa Intelligence reported on Tuesday. The trip was reportedly discussed by Principal Secretary of the Kenyan Foreign Affairs Ministry and the kingdom's head of diplomacy, the same source added. Abraham Korir Singoei travelled to Rabat on March 21, delivering a message from President Ruto to King Mohammed VI.

«The keystone of the rapprochement between the two countries is linked to the construction of a fertilizer plant» in Kenya. A project that could be announced during Ruto's visit to the kingdom. «The Kenyan Minister of Agriculture, Mithika Linturi, is working with his counterparts in Rabat, as well as with the Moroccan fertilizer giant OCP to decide on the future of this facility», Africa Intelligence explained.

Kenya is expected to follow in the footsteps of Nigeria and Ethiopia, two African states that benefit from Moroccan expertise in the fertilizer industry, while maintaining their recognition of the «SADR».

On March 8, Kenya's Head of State appointed Jessica Muthoni Gakinya as Ambassador to the Kingdom. Three days earlier, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, held talks in Rabat with his Kenyan counterpart, Ababu Namwamba.

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