US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photograph:( AFP )
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife to the White House on Monday.
"Thank you very much. It's great to have President Kenyatta of Kenya, and first lady Kenyatta. Thank you very much for being here. It's a great honour. We have a tremendous relationship with Kenya,'' Trump said.
The Trumps greeted Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo, at the South Portico of the White House before meeting in the Oval Office.
During their visit, both leaders vowed to strengthen ties and renewed their bilateral security and economic interests.
"I want to just take this opportunity to thank Mr President and First Lady for welcoming us here to the White House. As President Trump has said, Kenya and the United States have had strong, solid relationships ever since our independence. We are here to renew that partnership. We're here to strengthen it,'' Kenyatta said.
(With inputs from Reuters)