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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Kenya William Ruto

President of Kenya William Ruto

May 3, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Kenya, William Ruto, about the situation in Sudan.

The two leaders expressed their deep concern about the hostilities taking place in Khartoum and across the country, and about the impact of the conflict on civilians and vulnerable populations. They discussed the risks to regional stability and the potential impact on neighbouring countries.

Prime Minister Trudeau thanked President Ruto for his personal involvement in ongoing mediation efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, and a way to ensure Sudan can continue on its path to a democratic transition. He underscored Canadian support for a regional solution to the crisis and for the important work being undertaken through the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for Kenya’s valuable assistance, which was vital to Canada’s evacuation operations.

The two leaders exchanged views on broader regional peace and security issues, including in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia as well as the ongoing crisis in Haiti. Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted Canada’s efforts to stabilize the Haitian National Police, to hold those who promote violence and instability accountable, and to facilitate a Haitian-led solution. The leaders agreed to continue working closely together, along with partners, to support Haiti’s stability and advance a Haitian-led solution to the crisis.

On global challenges, the Prime Minister and the President underscored the importance of working together on shared priorities to promote a clean economy and increase equitable access to concessional financing for low- and middle-income countries.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Ruto committed to remain in close contact.

SOURCE Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

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