US News By receiving Kenyatta, biden announces new vaccine donations for Africa

02:50  15 october  2021
02:50  15 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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J OE Biden received Thursday in Washington Hive Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, first African head of state to be invited to the White House by the Democratic President, who took the opportunity to announce new vaccine donations.

The United States will send 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, in addition to the 50 million doses already sent to the organization, the Democratic President, in the Oval Office , before his interview with his host.

Washington promised to donate more than 1.1 billion doses of VVID-19 vaccine in the poorest countries.

"I am determined to strengthen our links with the Kenya and the countries of Africa in general," said Joe Biden .

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"We will also talk about strengthening financial transparency," said the US president.

and this shortly after the revelations of the "Pandora Papers".

This vast survey of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) states that Mr. Kenyatta - who says he wants to fight corruption - secretly owns with six members of his family a network of eleven offshore companies, one of whom one has assets valued at $ 30 million.

In front of the journalists, Joe Biden also indicated wanting to speak with President Kenyan in the way of "strengthening security and peace" in the Horn of Africa, particularly unstable area of ​​the continent.

Kenya has for neighbors the Somalia , diving in the chaos for twenty years and where the Shebab, jihadists affiliated with al-Qaeda have been raising; And Ethiopia, theater of a bloody conflict in the Tiger region.

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The American President also mentioned the desire to discuss climate change.


Uhuru Kenyatta - who before Joe Biden has had two other American presidents for interlocutors, Barack Obama and Donald Trump - emphasized, in this respect, that the African continent was "the one who emitted the least but who paid the heaviest price "to climate change.

The President of Kenya also referred to commerce among the points to be discussed with Joe Biden.

The Trump administration had started with Kenya discussions on a free trade agreement but the Joe Biden team, according to Nairobi, not resumed for the negotiations.

Kenya is concerned about seeing the expiry date, in 2025 of an agreement that largely exempts its exports to the United States of customs duties.

Washington sees on its side with a bad eye the growing economic influence of China, great rival, in Africa.

But where his predecessor Donald Trump only knew by bilateral trade negotiations, Joe Biden has so far posed a great deduction in this area.

A high account of the Biden administration reported, at a conference call, that Washington "continued to work" with Nairobi on "the best way to follow" concerning trade issues.

, however, stressed that a free trade agreement was only an "example" among other options, and referred to the large international investment plan presented at the last G7 by Joe Biden.

The latter aims to federate the international community around an economic development program that can oppose the "Silk Roads", China's vast global offensive in infrastructure, which sees Beijing multiply investments in countries. development.

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