White House Reveals Details of Donald Trump's Call with President Uhuru Kenyatta

  • US President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke with President Uhuru Kenyatta to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between America and Kenya.

    Kenyatta and Trump discussed how they can enhance economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcome terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation. 

    According to a readout of the conversation published on the White House website, "President Trump expressed appreciation for Kenya’s significant contributions to the African Union Mission in Somalia and recognized Kenyan troops’ sacrifices in the fight against al-Shabaab".

    The two leaders also discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.

    Donald Trump was scheduled to call President Kenyatta at 6:15pm (10:15am American time) for a telephone conversation that would last 30 minutes.

    Last month, Trump called Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma to discuss a wide range of issues. 

    After the calls, the Nigerian presidency disclosed that Trump invited Buhari to visit Washington at a date they would later agree.

    Buhari’s team also disclosed that Trump vowed to help Nigeria "in terms of military weapons" to help in fighting radical groups like Boko Haram.

    On the other hand, President Zuma's team disclosed that Trump and the South African President affirmed their commitment to "strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries."