The President of the United States Donald trump met Monday with President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. Talks between the two leaders held after the completion of which lasted for many months of the crisis around the elections in Kenya, which is the commercial hub of East Africa.
Noting the intensity of trade relations between the two countries, the President he added that Washington and Nairobi are working on expanding ties in this region, and are also involved in some major projects in Kenya.
“We are working on a major infrastructure project, a huge road, the construction of which will set a lot of records. We are also going to make a lot of good deals,” explained trump.
In an interview with “Voice of America” Kenyatta said the United States is one of the largest trading partners of Kenya and that he wanted to discuss with the President of the United States the issue of encouraging investment in the Kenyan economy.
Trump said that the sides discussed joint efforts to fight terrorism in East Africa, and major infrastructure project.
Uhuru Kenyatta is the second African leader passed by trump in the White house. Earlier this year, the U.S. President met with the leader of Nigeria.
Recall that according to the project monitoring assistance in the field of Security Assistance Monitor, Kenya is the third largest recipient of us assistance in this area among the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya’s President will also meet with leaders of the American business community to attract investment.
According to political observer John Githongo, trump Kenyatta the President of Kenya to improve their image after the crisis, when the Supreme court of Kenya reversed the outcome of the held in last August presidential election, citing irregularities, and the opposition boycotted the new vote.