NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday outline Kenya’s agenda when he hosts US President Barack Obama who is expected in the country on Friday.
Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu confirmed the two leaders will hold bi-lateral talks on Saturday and later President Kenyatta will host a State Dinner in honour of President Obama.
“We are happy to re-confirm that President Kenyatta will be delighted to welcome his guest President Obama to our nation’s capital later this week. On Saturday, President Kenyatta and President Obama will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the UN compound in Gigiri, and later they will hold bilateral talks at State House, Nairobi. Those talks, as many of you are now aware, will be followed by a joint news conference from the iconic site,” he said.
“Suffice it to say that Kenya and the United States have enjoyed a long history of traditionally strong friendship and partnership, and we will be looking to build on this during President Obama’s visit,” Esipisu told a news conference.
He said the conference is a proof that Kenya is a fitting host for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, as the country epitomizes the transformational power of entrepreneurial possibility, according to Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“It helps to repeat the President’s message at this briefing. Kenya and the United States are forged from a deep and relentless quest for democracy, equality of opportunity, the freedom of association and openness to the world,” he said.
“Our record after 50 years of Independence is a fine one but we have learnt from our friend the United States and its 239 years of independence that it takes a long time to attain the fullness of a nation’s promise to itself and all its citizens. Today, Kenya stands on the cusp of great prosperity.”