Uhuru set to meet US president Biden on Thursday at White House

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 13 Oct, 2021 11:49 | < 1 min read
President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function. PHOTO/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Thursday, October 14, scheduled for a meeting with his US counterpart President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in Washington DC.

In a statement sent via the government spokesperson’s office, the two will be holding bilateral talks on several matters of mutual interest to Kenya and the United States of America among them peace and security, economic partnerships and climate change.

"The Thursday, October 14, 2021 meeting will be a continuation of a telephone conversation the two leaders held in February this year," part of the statement read.

This will make President Kenyatta the first African Head of State to be hosted by Biden, Jr. at the White House since his inauguration on January 20, this year.

Uhuru, who is currently in the US, on Monday witnessed the signing of a private sector agreement that seeks to expand trade and investment between Kenya and the United States.

The agreement, signed between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), provides a framework for Kenyan and American businesses, especially the small and medium enterprises to partner through information sharing, training, logistics and financing.

Established in 1993, CCA is the largest umbrella body of American companies operating in Africa with the objective of promoting trade and investments between the US and Africa.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in New York on the first day of his two-day visit to the US, the President said the pact was part of efforts to support the growth of Kenyan SME sector as a key enabler of wealth and employment creation.