US President Joe Biden welcomes his first African leader to the White House on Thursday, hosting a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The White House said the conference would include discussions on democracy and human rights issues, security, accelerating economic growth and tackling climate change.
Biden and Kenyatta also talk about “the need to bring transparency and accountability to the domestic and international financial systems,” the White House said.
This is expected to include revelations regarding the offshore possession of Kenyatta and his family. An international consortium of investigative journalists said in a recent report on the Pandora Papers that the Kenyatta family had accumulated approximately $ 30 million in offshore assets. There is no evidence that the Kenyatta family stole national property.
When asked about promoting transparency and exposing the Pandora Papers on Wednesday, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said, “As you know about inequality in the international financial system, Biden speaks very loudly. I’ve done it. “
“That doesn’t mean you don’t meet people who have disagreements,” Pusaki said. “We have a broad interest in working with Kenya and working with them on issues in Africa and the region, which will be the main focus.”
The meeting on Thursday will also occur as conflicts and humanitarian crises continue to unfold in Kenya’s neighboring country, Ethiopia.
Kenyatta told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday that the Ethiopian war side “doesn’t think there is a military solution, so we need to reach a political solution.”
Some information in this report was provided by The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters.
Biden welcomes President Kenya at the White House
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