Kenyan President Urges U.S. to See 'Big Opportunity' in Africa

Speaking at the International Lunch in Washington, DC, President Uhuru Kenyatta likened Kenya's position to that of runner Eliud Kipchoge who succeeded in becoming the first marathon runner to break the two-hour barrier in October 2019. The president said "the African continent is not homogeneous, as its countries are not at the same levels of development". Following a White House meeting with Kenyatta, President Trump announced plans to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with Kenya - the first in subSaharan Africa.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House, Washington, DC (file photo).


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