WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from July 17-19, 2023 to co-lead a meeting of the U.S. – East African Community (EAC) Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council. This meeting marks the fifteen-year anniversary of the U.S. – EAC TIFA, and comes as the Biden-Harris Administration intensifies engagement both bilaterally with Kenya and throughout the continent.
During this trip, Ambassador Tai will meet with senior government officials in Kenya, including President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretary for Trade Moses Kuria, and Cabinet Secretary for EAC and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Rebecca Miano. She will also meet with U.S. Ambassador Meg Whitman.
Ambassador Tai will also meet with labor stakeholders, members of Kenya’s civil society, local businesses, and private sector representatives to discuss opportunities for increased cooperation with the United States. Ambassador Tai will also join U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, to meet with local youth and women entrepreneurs and discuss how the two countries can promote inclusive trade and economic prosperity for all.
Additional details on Ambassador Tai’s meetings and events in Nairobi will be provided at a later date.