Deputy President William Ruto (left) chats with Chad Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke’ (centre) and Foreign Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed (right).
Deputy President William Ruto arrived in Chad to deliver a special message from President Uhuru Kenyatta to President Idriss Deby.
He was received by Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke’ at N’djamena’s Hassan Djamous International Airport .
President Deby who is the current chairman of the African Union will hold talks with Mr. Ruto at the Presidential Palace in N’djamena; where the Deputy President is expected to lobby Chad to support the candidature of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed for the chairperson of the Africa Union Commission (AUC).
Chad has nominated Moussa Faki Mahamat, their long serving Minister for Foreign Affairs as a candidate for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in the upcoming AUC elections scheduled for January 2017. Kenya will seek to strike a compromise with Chad.
Mr Ruto is accompanied by Amb Mohammed. The two will also visit Ivory Coast and Egypt on a similar mission.