U.S. discusses trade and investment, recovery from COVID-19 economic turmoil with Kenya

The United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday met virtually with Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary, Betty Maina, and both officials discussed trade and investment, as well as recovery from the coronavirus economic turmoil.

“During the meeting, Ambassador Tai discussed the importance of Kenya and the African continent to the Biden-Harris Administration. The trade ministers also discussed their shared worker-centered values, a resilient pandemic recovery, and strengthening the U.S.-Kenya economic and trade relationship,” USTR said in a readout of their interaction.

The United States and Kenya have longstanding economic and business relationships, and Ambassador Tai and Cabinet Secretary Maina agreed to strengthen them.

“In addition to reflecting upon the significance of and their mutual support for African integration, Ambassador Tai and Cabinet Secretary Maina agreed on the importance of strengthening bilateral engagement between both countries and committed to maintaining an open dialogue moving forward,” added USTR.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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