President Ruto will make his inaugural address at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Wednesday night.
Ruto will take to the podium at 2 p.m New York Time (9 p.m East African Time) to deliver Kenya’s national statement, according to his Director of Communications Hussein Mohamed.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Kenya will seek to promote its Foreign Policy at the multilateral system, including enhancing participation in the quest for the realization of SDGs and global leadership in emerging issues including climate change.
“Participation at the highest level in the UNGA is particularly important for Kenya as the country seeks to complete the second year of its non-permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council,” the ministry said in a brief.
At the bilateral level, President Ruto will lead Kenya's quest to harness relations with the United States of America guided by the five pillars of bilateral strategic dialogue partnership.
Presidents Joe Biden (U.S) and Paul Kagame (Rwanda) will also address the Assembly on Wednesday.
Ruto left the country on Sunday to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, before flying to New York for the UNGA conference.
He is accompanied by his wife Rachel Ruto, former Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, among other leaders.