First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

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Their meeting is coming after the Financial Times reported that Donald Trump referred to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari as "lifeless" shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30.

President Kenyatta is in Washington for talks with Trump.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday stole the show at a bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump with his command of English.


"It was a pleasure having First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the White House".

State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said the meeting of the two leaders is aimed at elevating the Kenya-US relations by strengthening cooperation in areas of mutual interest including security, trade and investment, governance and people-to-people interaction.

During remarks to reporters before their meeting, Trump trumpeted a preliminary trade deal with Mexico he'd announced earlier in the day as well as recent stock market gains. We're talking about a very major highway/roadway.


'We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I'm not going to judge the president on these things.

The Cuba and USA talks, nevertheless, ended with signing of lucrative deals between Kenya and the respective trade partners. "That's a very important project, I think, for your country", Trump stated. Both Kenya and the USA have troops in Somalia, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has crossed the border to carry out dozens of attacks inside Kenya, calling it retribution for sending troops.

Kenya's president will also sit down with US business executives to discuss investment in his country during his trip. He'll host British Prime Minister Theresa May in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, on Thursday.


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