President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on Tuesday conversed with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on phone.
In their discussion, the President and the Prime Minister addressed several matters of mutual interest, top among them the Global Education Summit which Kenya and the UK will co-host this year in July.
Through the Summit, Kenya and the UK intend to raise Sh.500 billion (USD5 billion), the amount required to get 175 million children into school around the globe.
“Today I spoke with President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the joint UK-Kenya Global Education Summit. We agreed to work closely together to ensure 175 million more children get into school around the world. There’s a huge amount the Flag of United Kingdom and Flag of Kenya can achieve together”. Said UK PM via social media.
Today I spoke with President Kenyatta @StateHouseKenya ahead of the joint UK-Kenya Global Education Summit.
We agreed to work closely together to ensure 175 million more children get into school around the world. Thereâ€™s a huge amount the ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ and ðŸ‡°ðŸ‡ª can achieve together.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 27, 2021
Besides the Summit, the President and Prime Minister Johnson spoke about Kenya-UK collaboration in the fight against Covid-19, climate change and, regional security and peace.
On Covid-19, the President and the Prime Minister explored new avenues of collaboration including research on identifying new mutations of the virus and accelerated access to vaccines.
President Kenyatta and PM Johnson expressed concerns on the unfolding political situation in Somalia and resolved to work more closely through the UN Security Council, the Commonwealth, and other multilateral platforms to ensure regional peace and stability.
On climate change, the President and the Prime Minister exchanged notes ahead of COP26 in Glasgow and explored opportunities for partnerships in areas such as renewable energy where Kenya is an African success story.