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Kenyatta and Trump to meet over trade, regional security

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President Uhuru Kenyatta

 

President Kenyatta is the third African leader to meet President Trump. Mr. Trump has already welcomed the presidents of Egypt and Nigeria to the White House.

by Isaac Kaledzi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

The meeting will afford both leaders the chance to discuss issues relating to trade and regional security.

President Kenyatta is the third African leader to meet President Trump. Mr. Trump has already welcomed the presidents of Egypt and Nigeria to the White House.

The White House said earlier this month in a statement that “The meeting between the two leaders will reaffirm the longstanding relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability in Africa and the broader Indo-Pacific region”.

Kenya is among the top recipient countries when it comes to US security aid in sub-Saharan Africa.

The US government says “Kenya is a vital partner of the United States, and President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to broaden the strategic partnership based on our shared democratic values and mutual interests.”

Former US president, Barack Obama was born to a Kenyan father and recently visited the East African country.

Mr. Trump is not considered by many Africans as a friend of the continent. It follows his recent comments describing African countries as ‘shitholes’

Source: African feed

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