WASHINGTON DC– President Uhuru Kenyatta has wrapped up his official visit to the United States with a message that Africa is open to mutually beneficial trade and investments with the world.
Speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) here Monday just after his meeting with United States President Donald Trump at the White House, President Kenyatta said Africa had come of age and did not look to the world for aid but how to foster win-win partnerships which benefit all parties involved.
There has been dramatic change across the African continent where people are beginning to get a better understanding of themselves, who they are and where they want to be, he said. And we are looking at how we can partner with countries across the globe in a partnerships that are not patronising but those that are anchored on a win-win position.
The President spoke shortly before he departed Washington DC on Monday evening after a busy day which saw him hold bilateral talks with President Trump as well as meet business executives of leading US companies during which he witnessed investment deals worth 238 million US dollars being signed between Kenyan and US companies.
President Kenyatta described his meeting with President Trump a big success, saying it cemented a relationship which was already strong. The meeting with President Trump was fruitful. We discussed security, especially the fight against terrorism. We also discussed how to increase trade and investments between our two countries and how US companies can help create jobs for our youth, President Kenyatta concluded.
President Kenyatta was accompanied on the visit to the US by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta as well as Cabinet Secretaries (Ministers) Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Henry Rotich (National Treasury) among other senior ranking government officials.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK