Washington: The White House in its statement through the Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that US President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the House on Thursday (October 14). The meeting will build on the leaders’ phone call in February and on President Biden’s commitment to the U.S. partnership with Africa based on principles of mutual respect and equality.
According to an international media report, the leaders will discuss the strong US-Kenyan bilateral relationship and the need to bring transparency and accountability to domestic and international financial systems," Psaki said in a statement, "They will also discuss efforts to defend democracy and human rights, advance peace and security, accelerate economic growth, and tackle climate change," Press Secretary Jen Psaki added.
Their meeting, which will be Joe Biden's first bilateral talks as president with an African leader, comes amid the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, one of Kenya's neighbouring countries. The Biden administration has threatened to impose sanctions against certain individuals involved in the Tigray conflict.