- Kenyatta’s swift acknowledgement of Biden’s election win underlines efforts to secure trade deal, but change in US administration will delay agreement
- Nairobi will push to secure trade pact before expiration of US Trade Promotion Authority in July 2021, but Washington unlikely to view issue as priority
- Worsening COVID-19 outbreak will divert government attention and resources in coming months, further delaying efforts to conclude talks
President Kenyatta on 8 November congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, saying the Democrat’s win presented a “bigger and better platform” for Kenya-US cooperation. Kenyatta also thanked outgoing US President Trump for his efforts advancing bilateral relations.
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