Yesterday, on the occasion of Women Deliver 2019, Prime Minister Trudeau met with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya. The two leaders discussed the Education of Girls and Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations in Africa Conference, hosted by the Government of Kenya and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) with the support of the Government of Canada. The Prime Minister welcomed the conference outcome, the Nairobi Call to Action, that seeks to advance shared priorities of girls’ education which was highlighted at the G7 Charlevoix Summit in 2018.
The two leaders reiterated their commitment to leadership on oceans and the blue economy as demonstrated in co-hosting the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi last year.
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Kenyatta discussed the importance of inclusion and LGBTQ2+ rights, as well as opportunities to expand trade between the two countries, noting the importance of small and medium sized enterprises as engines of economic growth, especially for young people. They looked forward to further deepening the Canada-Kenya relationship.