An official meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and US President Donald Trump is in the offing later this month.
In a statement issued on Monday, the White House said the two heads of State will meet on August 27, 2018, and will discuss ways to broaden the strategic partnership between the US and Kenya.
“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 reads in part.
“President Trump and President Kenyatta will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries while strengthening security cooperation.
“Kenya is a vital partner of the United States, and President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to broaden the strategic partnership based on our shared democratic values and mutual interests.”
State House spokesperson Kanze Dena also confirmed the planned meeting saying President Uhuru invited by the US president.
Uhuru Kenyatta will be the third African Head of State to meet Trump at the White House after Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt.