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Biden to host Kenyan president on Thursday: White House

U.S. President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

“The leaders will discuss the strong U.S.-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,” she added.

On February 25th, 2021, when the two presidents spoke on phone, President Biden affirmed the importance of the strong U.S.- Kenya bilateral relationship and emphasized the United States’ continued commitment to working closely with Kenya to support regional peace and security, including at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)Kenya is currently presiding over the rotational presidency of the UNSC  for the month of October.

President Kenyatta will be the first African president to be hosted at the White House since Biden took over from Donald Trump.

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