US president Donald Trump yesterday made a phone call to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The two heads of state, White House confirmed in short statement, talked on a range of issues affecting the two countries.
Among the issues discussed was reiteration of strong bilateral and trade relations between Kenya and United States. They also discussed peace stability and security in the region and specifically on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
“The President recognized Kenyan troops’ sacrifices in the fight against al-Shabaab”, the statement read in part.
In the conversation, the two leaders also discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.
His phone call to the Kenyan President comes about a month after the U.S. President made his first phone call to an African head. In mid-February 2017, he spoke with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma.
Here is the full Press release by The White House about the phone conversation.
"President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries. The two leaders discussed our economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation.
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."