Incoming United States of America (USA) ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter stated that Kenya was a priority to US President Donald Trump's administration as demonstrated by the US-Kenya relationship to a strategic partnership.
New US Ambassador reveals why Kenya is a top priority to Trump
Trump's administration values Kenya
McCarter was speaking on Tuesday when he presented his credentials to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi.
“Kenya is a top priority for this administration, as demonstrated by the elevation last year of the US-Kenya relationship to a strategic partnership following the historic meeting between President Trump and President Kenyatta in 2018, and by the many recent high-level visits to Kenya by senior US officials,” Ambassador McCarter said.
The new US ambassador also declared his support to Kenya to help prevent the country from being used as a terrorist gateway by enhancing the two countries’ strategic alliance to defeat terrorist threats.
“National security is extremely important to both our countries,” Ambassador McCarter said.
“As Ambassador, I will use my experience to help advance the many development programmes and policy initiatives in our long-standing US-Kenya partnership towards self-reliance,” he added.
The US envoy as among six envoys whose credentials were received by President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
President Kenyatta welcomed the new envoys stating: “Welcome to Kenya and feel at home. I look forward to working with you to strengthen the cooperation and bilateral relations for the benefit of the people of our countries.”
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