Uhuru meets Trump at G7 Summit in Italy – PHOTOS
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met United States President Donald Trump for the first time in Taormina, Italy.
The two leaders were photographed shaking hands before a performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre as part of the G7 Summit.
President Kenyatta and President Trump later had a brief conversation.
The president who was accompanied by the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, also meet with Malania Trump, the wife of the US President.
President Kenyatta also meet the newly elected France President Emmanuel Marcon among other heads of state.
President Kenyatta is in Italy, to attend the 43rd G7 summit, where he will deliver a speech on “the timeliness and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development in Africa.”
The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal bloc of industrialised democracies (USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) that meet annually to discuss issues such as global economic governance, international security and energy policy.
Italy currently holds the rotating G7 presidency.
President Kenyatta is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni among other world leaders.
Besides Kenya, other African countries invited to represent the interests of the continent at the summit are Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria.
The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust’.