Trump calls President Kenyatta with emphasis on strong bilateral ties

March 8, 2017 8:00 am
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, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 8 – President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke on telephone with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening where the two discussed ways to boost bilateral trade between the two nations.

A read out of the call from the White House stated that the “leaders discussed economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges.”

Trump also expressed appreciation for Kenya’s significant contributions to the African Union Mission in Somalia and recognized sacrifices by Kenyan troops in the fight against the Al-Shabaab.

“The two leaders discussed our economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation,” the read out stated.

The two Heads of State further discussed ways to boost investment in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.

President Kenyatta was the third leader in Africa to speak with Trump.

Last month, Trump called Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa President Jacob Zuma.

He discussed a possible new arms deal to help the West African nation fight terrorism, especially in the fight against Boko Haram.

The unrest has killed thousands and displaced more than two million people.

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