President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday held a telephone conversation with United States president Joe Biden where the two promised to uphold strong bilateral ties between the two countries.
According to a statement from the White House, President Biden promised that the United States will work closely with Kenya to support regional peace and security, including at the United Nations Security Council.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. The President affirmed the importance of the strong U.S – Kenya bilateral relationship,” reads the statement in part.
President Biden applauded Kenya’s leadership in the Horn of Africa and commitment to counterterrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development.
The two leaders are also said to have discussed among other issues the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access.