WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met virtually yesterday with Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina. During the meeting, both ministers expressed views on how to progress the trade and economic relationship between Kenya and the United States. Ambassador Tai lauded Kenya’s important leadership role in the African continent and the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deepening the bilateral relationship.
The trade ministers guided their senior teams in the identification of creative approaches to key issues that would align the ongoing relationship to the worker -centered trade policy in the U.S. -Kenya trade and investment relationship , while at the same time strengthening the U.S.-Kenya economic and trade ties.
Ambassador Tai and Cabinet Secretary Maina committed to continue engagements and cooperating on areas of mutual interest between both countries, including climate change , vaccine access and regional integration efforts. Both ministers committed to maintaining an open and robust dialogue moving forward.