Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Kenyan Minister of Investments, Trade and Industry, Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria

November 03, 2022

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, the Kenyan Minister of Investments, Trade, and Industry.

Ambassador Tai congratulated Cabinet Secretary Kuria on his recent confirmation in his position as the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry.  She indicated that it was an honor to head the Presidential delegation to President Ruto’s inauguration on September 13, 2022, and to meet with him to learn his vision for Kenya.

Ambassador Tai and Cabinet Secretary Kuria noted the shared objectives of their governments as reflected in the joint statement launching the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership on July 14, 2022.  Ambassador Tai and Cabinet Secretary Kuria discussed opportunities to engage in the near future to pursue a strong working relationship that advances our common goals, including expanding bilateral trade with benefits that are broadly shared, inclusion of women, youth and others in trade, supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises, as well as advancing African continental trade integration.  The two expressed an interest in meeting in person in Washington in December on the margins of the upcoming United States-Africa Leaders Summit.