Monica Juma meets Harriett Baldwin during London visit

Monica Juma in London
Harriett Baldwin and Monica Juma in London. Photo: Twitter/Diplomacy_Kenya

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.

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Monica Juma and Harriett Baldwin in discussions during the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary’s visit to London. Photo: Twitter/Diplomacy_Kenya

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.

Monica Juma in London
Monica Juma meets members of UK business community at the Intercontinental Hotel. Photo: Twitter/Diplomacy_Kenya

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.

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Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma with Kenyan High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu. Photo: Twitter/MEsipisu

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.

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Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma with the Kenyan High Commission team in London. Photo: Twitter/MEsipisu

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.

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The BBC’s Sophie Ikenye interviews Monica Juma. Photo: Twitter/DIplomacy_Kenya

Ms Juma then travelled to the Royal United Services Institute for Defence (RUSI).

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Monica Juma delivers a Lecture of Opportunity at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence. Photo: Twitter/Diplomacy_Kenya

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.

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