US President Joe Biden makes first official call to Uhuru

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US President Joe Biden with President Uhuru Kenyatta. [Photo: Nation]

The US will continue upholding the strong bilateral ties with Kenya, President Joe Biden reassured President Uhuru Kenyatta in a phone call Thursday.

A statement released by the White House indicated that the US will continue supporting Kenya to achieve regional peace.

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. The President affirmed the importance of the strong U.S.- Kenya bilateral relationship,” part of the statement read.

“The President applauded Kenya’s leadership in the Horn of Africa and commitment to counterterrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development,” it added.

In the call, both Biden and Uhuru spoke of the need to resolve Ethiopia’s Tigray region Humanitarian crisis.

They both appreciated the need to bring the war to an end and restore peace citing the loss of innocent lives.

The call came as Biden ordered the first US military airstrike on an Iranian-backed site in Syria.

The airstrike was in response to a twin rocket attack on American forces in Syria in a fortnight.

According to CNN, the airstrike by the US military is believed to have killed a dozen Shia militants believed to have backing from Iran.

John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman confirmed that the airstrike was given a nod by Biden.

“Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada,” Kirby stated.