NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening
held a telephone conversation with his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru
Kenyatta to discuss areas of mutual interests between the two
A statement from the
White House said the two leaders discussed a range of issues
like bilateral trade, investments and counter terrorism.
“President Donald J.
Trump spoke today with President Kenyatta of Kenya to reaffirm
the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries,”
said the statement.
The two leaders
discussed economic partnership and mutual dedication to
overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges
through close cooperation, according to the statement.
expressed appreciation for Kenya’s significant contributions to
the African Union Mission in Somalia and recognized Kenyan
troops’ sacrifices in the fight against al-Shabaab,” it said.
The two leaders also
discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment in Kenya
and the broader East Africa region, it added.