President Uhuru Kenyatta and US' Donald Trump have agreed to deepen cooperation on matters defence and security for efficient war against terror. Al Shabaab has in the past launched attacks in Kenya targeting civilians, in revenge for Kenya moving its troops into Somalia in 2011. Speaking during a joint conference, the two presidents pledged to build on the acquisition of military equipment made in the United States.
President Trump committed to further enhance Kenya Defence Forces capabilities to enable fight the enemy. "We have had very strong and excellent cooperation with the US in security and defence, especially in the fight against terrorism. Most important, we are here looking to enhance our partnership in trade and investment," Uhuru said. President Trump said Kenya and the US will continue to work together to grow their partnership in trade, investments and security.
"We do a lot of tourism, we do a lot of trade and defence. And we working very much in security right now. We appreciate very much your being with us here," Trump said. Trump commended the Kenya Defence Forces for their service and sacrifice in combating al-Shabaab and ISIS in Somalia. He also lauded Kenya for taking a leading role in the East African fight against terrorism and for its sustained dedication to this effort.
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