US President Joe Biden’s phone call with President Kenyatta

US President Joe Biden's phone call with President Kenyatta
A side by side image of US President Joe Biden and President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTOS| COURTESY

US President Joe Biden on Thursday made an official call to President Uhuru Kenyatta where he assured his commitment to uphold strong bilateral ties between the US and Kenya.

According to a statement from the White House, Biden emphasized the United States’ continued commitment to working 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.

“The President 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 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.

The leaders also discussed the need for cooperation on other matters of regional stability.

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