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US President Joe Biden Thanks Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta For Taking Lead At The Horn Of Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke with his United States of America counterpart Joe Biden on Thursday evening during which the two leaders discussed a number of bilateral and multilateral subjects of mutual interest to Kenya and the US.

In the telephone conversation, the two leaders spoke about the strengthening Kenya-US bilateral ties, the economy, peace and security, climate change, human rights and the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa.

President Biden affirmed the importance of strong Kenya-US bilateral ties and assured President Kenyatta of his administration’s commitment to continue working closely with Kenya.

On peace and security, President Biden emphasized the United States of America’s continued commitment to working closely with Kenya in support of regional peace and security, including at the United Nations Security Council.

The US President particularly thanked Kenya for its leading role in the fight against terrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development in the Horn of Africa and assured of America’s continued partnership.

President Kenyatta expressed confidence that the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations for a Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will help further strengthen the strong economic ties between the two countries. Kenya is the fourth largest trading partner of the US in Africa.

Kenya and the US launched the FTA negotiations on 8th July 2020 with the objective of reaching a comprehensive trade pact that can serve as a model for similar agreements in Africa.

Once again, President Kenyatta thanked his American counterpart for the support Kenya continues to receive from the United States of America in sectors such as Healthcare, Economy, Security and Governance, and assured President Biden of the Kenyan Government’s strong commitment to continue working closely with the new US administration.

//PSCU

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