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.
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.
They were photographed shaking hands before the performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre.