President William Ruto has expressed Kenya’s support in the Democratic Republic of Congo Nairobi Peace Process.
Ruto assured the people of the DRC of Kenya’s unwavering support and determination to stay on course until peace is achieved.
The president was speaking on Monday during the launch of the East Africa Community-led Nairobi Peace Process held at Safari Park Hotel.
He said they will enhance ties among member states and reiterated the importance of peace for the region’s economic prosperity and the continent for the benefit of citizens.
“We will enhance our bonds of purposive friendship and strategic cooperation for the mutual benefit of our people,” Ruto said.
"Our security and progress is dependent on that of the region. The pursuit of peace is, therefore, an inevitable precondition for our prosperity.”
The head of state said he was encouraged by the peace process but noted closer cooperation is key to counter rising threats.
The President of Burundi and the Chairperson of the EAC Heads of State Summit was present at the event.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta who is also the facilitator of the Nairobi Peace Process was also present.
Other heads of state, including Felix Tshisekedi of DRC, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Paul Kagame of Rwanda and a representative of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu were also in attendance albeit virtually.
They all agreed to join hands in restoring peace in the troubled DRC.