Details of Joe Biden’s first official phone call with Uhuru

Following a lengthy first Telephone call by United States President Joe Biden to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, details have emerged of the phone call.

Sources privy to the call revealed that the two leaders talked a lot about a number of issues on the region’s stability and development and between the two Countries.

Among those shared by the two heads of state includes the importance of strong ties between the United States of America and Kenya.

Others also talked of includes the United States’ continued emphasis on continued commitment to working closely with Kenya to support regional peace and security, including at the United Nations Security Council.

They also delved into the ongoing deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

The discussion also focused on the need to prevent further loss of lives in the region, and to also enable humanitarian access to the region.

“The President applauded Kenya’s leadership in the Horn of Africa and commitment to counterterrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development,” the White House said.

“The leaders also discussed the need for cooperation on other matters of regional stability,” the statement reads.

The two countries have always enjoyed a very cordial relationship between them dating back to the independence period in 1963, majorly on the economic and security front.

The most notable and latest engagements being on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement, hailed as the first of a kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

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