Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary at the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has met with British Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin in London.
Their discussion was a follow up of the meeting with prospective Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt in Nairobi last month, focusing on bilateral interests.
Talks focused on investment and trade relations, cooperation in regional security and multilateral cooperation.
Ms Baldwin also confirmed UK participation in the international Conference on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism which is scheduled to take place in Nairobi between 10-11 July.
Ms Juma’s day began by meeting members of the UK business community at London’s Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane. Those attending the meeting expressed a commitment to partner and invest in various projects across President Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda.
She then visited the Kenyan High Commission on Portland Place to review performance and discuss modalities for achieving Kenya’s foreign policy objectives in the UK.
After being welcomed to the Embassy by High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu, she signed the High Commission’s visitor’s book and discussed sustained engagement with the UK to secure Kenya’s strong trade position post-Brexit.
Her next stop was at the BBC for an interview with Sophie Ikenye about the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group that she will chair tomorrow, regional security issues as well and Kenya’s foreign policy.
She also used the interview to wish Harambee stars all the best in their AFCON match in Cairo.
Ms Juma then travelled to the Royal United Services Institute for Defence (RUSI).
While there, she delivered a Lecture of Opportunity on Regional Security and the role Kenya-UK cooperation plays in contributing to stability and prosperity in the East Africa region.