U.S. Secretary of State Blinken arrives in Kenya for two-day visit

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US Secretary Antony Blinken. PHOTO/TWITTER
U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken. PHOTO/TWITTER

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tuesday night arrived in Nairobi Kenya for a two-day State visit.

The plane carrying Blinken landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 1 am with Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo as well as officials from the U.S. Embassy at hand to receive him.

He will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta for engagements on U.S.-Kenya cooperation, the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, combating the climate crisis, advancing peace and security among other issues.

According to the U.S. Embassy, Blinken will discuss with representatives from the Kenyan Government, shared interests as members of the UN Security Council that includes addressing the current security situation in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan.

“He will also advance U.S.-Kenyan cooperation on ending COVID-19, improving clean energy access, and protecting the environment.”

The Embassy further said the Secretary of State will also reiterate his government’s support towards Kenya for a peaceful and inclusive election in 2022.

Blinken is on a four day to Africa and is also expected to visit Senegal and Nigeria.

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