ADDIS ABABA, Sept.14 (Xinhua) -- Newly sworn-in Kenyan President William Ruto on Tuesday announced he has appointed his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta as peace envoy to Ethiopia and the Great Lakes region.
Speaking at his swearing-in ceremony in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Ruto said Kenyatta has agreed to continue chairing discussions on peace initiatives in the greater east Africa region.
"I have committed that the government of Kenya and myself, in particular, will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta," Ruto said.
Ruto's swearing-in ceremony was attended by more than a dozen African leaders, including Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye, and Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi. ■