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Uhuru to discuss US-Kenya ties with Trump in end-month meeting

By Hillary Orinde | Published Mon, August 6th 2018 at 17:38, Updated August 6th 2018 at 20:36 GMT +3

President Uhuru Kenyatta will meet US President Donald Trump on an official visit to the White House on August 27, 2018.

Communication from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said the two leaders will discuss ways to broaden the strategic partnership based on the two nations’ shared democratic values and mutual interests.

“The meeting between the two leaders will reaffirm the longstanding relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability in Africa and the broader Indo-Pacific region,” the statement read.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with United States President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit at the Greek Theatre in Taomarina, Italy in May 2017. [File, Standard]

It added that the two leaders will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries, while strengthening security cooperation.

State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena confirmed the invitation in an address from Mombasa.

The two leaders last met at the start of G7 summit in Italy in May, 2017.

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