Kenya and the United States are holding the first round of in-person conceptual discussions under the Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) that started Monday, February 6, and will end on February 10, 2023, in Washington, DC.
The delegations include representatives from several government agencies.
Trade Principle Secretary Alfred K’Ombudo is leading the Kenyan delegation.
The Kenya-US STIP was launched on July 14, 2022.
The goal of the partnership was to increase investment; promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth; benefit workers, consumers, and businesses and support African regional economic integration.
The two countries announced that their governments would pursue enhanced engagement leading to high-standard commitments in a wide range of areas.
Since the launch of the partnership, US Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai has been vibrant to enhance the bond.
She led the US presidential delegation to the inauguration of President William Ruto on September 13, 2022, met Trade, Investment, and Industry CS Moses Kuria virtually on November 3 and in person on December 12 where Kuria confirmed the Kenyan Government’s strong interest in continuing to pursue the STPI initiative.