July 13, 2024

Secretary Blinken Congratulates Kenyan Foreign Minister Musalia Mudavadi on Appointment

Musalia Mudavadi
Musalia Mudavadi

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken held a telephonic conversation with Kenyan Prime Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Musalia Mudavadi, on November 10, conveying his congratulations on Mudavadi’s recent appointment as Foreign Minister. The readout of the call was provided by Spokesperson Matthew Miller of the U.S. State Department.

During the call, Secretary Blinken expressed gratitude for the enduring strategic partnership between Kenya and the United States, acknowledging Kenya’s substantial contributions to global peace and stability. The Secretary specifically commended Kenya for its announcement of leading a multinational security support mission to Haiti, its efforts in addressing the crisis in Sudan, promoting peace in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and countering extremism in Somalia.

In addition to emphasizing shared democratic values, Secretary Blinken took the opportunity to thank Kenya for its commitment to fostering a robust economic partnership between the two nations. He highlighted the mutual benefits that such collaboration brings to both Kenyans and Americans.

The call between Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Mudavadi underscores the strong diplomatic ties and cooperative efforts between the United States and Kenya, as they continue to address global challenges and work towards shared objectives in the interest of international peace and prosperity.

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