Kenya : Kenyatta to meet Trump for trade talks

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his US counterpart Donald Trump during the G7 Summit. May 2017. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will be meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on August 27 in Washington, as confirmed by the White House on Monday.

The meeting will focus on growing trade between the two nations as well as on finding a long-term solution to the insecurity reigning in Somalia and South Sudan.

“The meeting between the two leaders will reaffirm the long-standing relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability in Africa and the broader Indo-Pacific region,” Mr Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders stated.

Trade between Kenya and the U.S. is tilted towards the U.S., with Nairobi buying goods worth Ksh57 billion ($567 million) last year against exports – mostly textile and apparels – valued at Ksh47 billion ($467 million), official statistics show.

Bur-csa – Oumaima Derfoufi – ADV