Matiang’i leads powerful Kenyan delegation to meet Donald Trump

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A Kenyan government delegation is in the United States for bilateral talks with President Donald Trump’s officials in Washington.

The Kenyan team is under the leadership of Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Interior) and his counterpart Dr. Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs).

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The two Cabinet Secretaries will lead the Kenyan delegation to the inaugural Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) on May 8th and 9th.

Government officials say the meeting will focus on five key areas that will benefit Kenya.

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The BSD was established following August 2018 talks between President Kenyatta and his US counterpart Donald Trump at White House.

The Standard reports that the discussions between Nairobi and Washington will focus on Economic Prosperity, Trade and Investment, Defense Cooperation, Democracy and Governance, and Multilateral and Regional Issues.

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“Under the Economic Prosperity and Trade and Investment pillar, Kenya and the US aim to step up collaboration in growing their economies through generating jobs and building technical capacity,” says CS Juma.

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US envoy to Kenya Kyle McCarter says the talks will see the signing of deals between the two nations for various projects among them, the construction of Sh350 billion Nairobi-Mombasa expressway by an American engineering company, Bechtel.

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