Aug 08, 2018 15:16 Asia/Tehran
  • Kenyatta to Meet Trump for Trade Talks

According to white house,the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is going to hold talks with Donald Trump on August 27 in Washington .

Iran press /Africa : According to East African news  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will hold talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump on August 27 in Washington, the White House confirmed on Monday 

The meeting will focus on growing trade between the two countries and finding a long-lasting solution to insecurity in neighbouring Somalia and South Sudan.

“The meeting between the two leaders will reaffirm the  relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability in Africa and the broader Indo-Pacific region,”  Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“President Trump and President Kenyatta will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries, while strengthening security cooperation.”

Trade between the two countries is tilted towards the US, with Nairobi buying goods worth Ksh57 billion ($567 million) last year against exports – largely textile and apparels – valued at Ksh47 billion ($467 million), official statistics show.

Washington views Kenya as key in strengthening its ties with Africa as Trump appears to be moving to mend fences with the continent he reportedly described as a collection of “sh**hole” countries on January 11.


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