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Kenyan President William Ruto and U.S. President Joe Biden shake hands during hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2024. REUTERS

Biden meets Kenya’s Ruto in Washington

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto made key announcements on Thursday during Ruto’s three-day state visit.

Biden confirmed in a joint briefing at the White House that he is working with Congress to designate Kenya as the first major non-NATO ally in sub-Saharan Africa.

Additionally, Ruto highlighted an upcoming technology agreement between Microsoft and a Kenyan company, emphasizing advancements in areas like artificial intelligence.

Ruto’s state visit is the first by an African president since 2008.

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