President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday Tuesday, April 27, 2021, held a meeting with the United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during his virtual visit to the Country.
According to a statement released by the stateshous spokesperson Kanze Dena, the two leaders mainly talked about, trade and investment opportunities, delving on the untapped potential held by the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Sources further indicate that they also touched on matters of security concern and Kenya’s role in ensuring the region was peaceful and respects human rights.
“Also discussed was Kenya’s elevated role in regional peace and security as a member of the UN Security Council. Other matters discussed by President Kenyatta and Secretary Blinken were human rights, refugees, health and climate change,” stated Kanze.
The secretary of state also touched on their commitment to working with Kenya in fostering shared interest in the fields of democracy, economic ties, the anti-corruption refugees, and their host communities.
Also of concern during the lengthy meeting was matters of global health and the climate change for the benefit of both countries.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is reported to have affirmed Kenya’s commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties and forging a strong partnership with the United States of America.
Among those in attendance at the meeting were Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and the Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua.