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US vice president meets with Kenyan PM

2011-04-13 09:44

Washington - Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Tuesday for talks on change in Kenya, Sudan and Somalia.

Biden "lauded historic steps taken by the Kenyan people to bring change to their country in the wake of the 2007-2008 post-election violence, most notably the passage of a new constitution", the White House said in a statement.

The two also addressed major issues in Africa.

"In light of Kenya's critical role in advancing regional stability, the two leaders consulted on our ongoing co-operation to address security and humanitarian challenges in Somalia," the statement said.

Biden and Odinga "also discussed the need to reinvigorate efforts on Sudan, particularly on Abyei and Darfur, to secure a lasting peace", the White House said.