In the past few days, the East African countries have been looking forward to the meeting of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta with President Donald Trump. This historic visit makes Uhuru the third African leader to have a one on one talk with America’s President Donald Trump.
The first president to talk with Trump was President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi of Egypt who met him on April 2017. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was the second one also on April 2018.
President Trump invited President Uhuru so that they could discuss big four development agendas of President Kenyatta and the renewed war against economic crimes and corruption in Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta together with the first lady Margret Kenyatta was welcomed by President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump. In this bilateral meeting, President Trump agreed with Kenyatta that he would increase America’s investment in Africa.
“We have had extreme and excellent cooperation with the US in security and defence, especially in the fight against terrorism. Most importantly, we are here looking to enhance our partnership in trade and investment.” President Kenyatta said.
The two also agreed to reinforce the Kenyan- US partnership in peace and security particularly in the horn of Africa region.
“We do a lot of tourism; we do a lot of trade and defence. And we are working very much in security right now. “Said, President Trump. “We appreciate very much your being with us here.” President Trump added.
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