New US Ambassador reveals why Kenya is a top priority to Trump

Trump's administration values Kenya

U.S. President Trump welcomes Kenya's President Uhuru at the White House

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.

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.

Combating terrorism

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.

Incoming envoys

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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