President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday met and held talks with United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Chequers Court, the Premier’s country house.

During the afternoon meeting with President Kenyatta, Boris reiterated the UK’s commitment to develop the European powerhouse’s strategic partnership with Kenya.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Boris Johnson. PHOTO/COURTESY

The two leaders discussed new ways to upscale trade and investment between Kenya and UK, including in clean technology and renewables.

These are meant to build on the promise made at the G7 meeting to scale up support for sustainable infrastructure projects across the globe.

Boris congratulated Uhuru on Kenya’s record on increased adoption of renewable energy sources, and they agreed to work together to drive forward that agenda ahead of COP26.

The twosome also discussed the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with Uhuru welcoming the UK’s offer of 817,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines donated to Kenya.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Boris Johnson. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Prime Minister and President also held discussions about regional security issues, noting the new UK-Kenya Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) signed in London on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Boris and Uhuru will jointly host the Global Education Summit for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in London.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Boris Johnson. PHOTO/COURTESY

The two welcomed pledges made to date and looked forward to a successful event in support of the shared goal of getting millions of vulnerable children worldwide into school.