Tuesday 7/3/2017 evening, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta with their talk majorly featuring on terrorism and trade ties in a 30-minute phone call.
According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the two leaders discussed economic partnership and mutual dedication on issues of fighting terrorism which continues to threaten African nations.
Through a close cooperation U.S. continues to an ally with Kenya in fighting violent extremist especially in the horn of Africa nation, Somalia.
President Trump expressed appreciation to the Kenyan significant contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and recognized Kenyan troops’ sacrifices in the fight against Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab terrorists.
Also touched during this call was ways to boost bilateral trade and investment in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta becomes the fifth African leader to speak with U.S. President since he was sworn in on January 20.
Other African leaders he has spoken to include Abdel Fattah el-Sissi (Egypt), Beji Caid Essebsi (Tunisia), Jacob Zuma (South Africa), and Muhhamadu Buhari (Nigeria).