Upon receiving Kenyatta, Biden announces new vaccine donations for Africa

Joe Biden received Thursday, October 14 in Washington his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, the first African head of state to be invited to the White House by the Democratic president, who took the opportunity to announce new donations of vaccines.

The United States will send 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, in addition to the 50 million doses already sent to the organization, the Democratic president said in the Oval Office before his interview with his host. Washington has pledged to donate a total of more than 1.1 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to the poorest countries. “I am determined to strengthen our ties with Kenya and African countries in general”, a dit Joe Biden.

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