Kenya, UK to ensure 175 million more children attend school worldwide – KBC


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Kenya and the United Kingdom have agreed to work closely together to ensure that 175 million more children enter schools worldwide.

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The revelation comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks on Tuesday ahead of the UK-Kenya Joint Education Summit on July and 26th.

“Today I spoke to President Kenyatta before the British-Kenya Joint Education Conference. We agreed to work closely together to ensure that more than 175 million children attend school worldwide. There are a large number of these two countries and they can succeed together, “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Through the Summit, Kenya and the UK aim to raise $ 5 billion, the amount needed to reach 175 million children in schools worldwide.

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In their talks, the two leaders also discussed a number of issues of mutual interest, including the International Conference on Education in which Kenya and the United Kingdom will participate in July.

In addition to the Summit, President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Johnson discussed cooperation between Kenya and the United Kingdom in the fight against Covid-19, climate change and, regional security and peace.

In Covid-19, the President and the Prime Minister discovered new collaborative approaches including research on recognizing new viral mutations and accelerating access to vaccines.

President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Johnson expressed their concern over the political situation in Somalia, and decided to work more closely through the UN Security Council, the Commonwealth and other international platforms to ensure peace and stability in the region.

On climate change, the President and the Prime Minister exchanged pre-COP26 exchange notes in Glasgow and explored opportunities for cooperation in areas such as renewable energy where Kenya is the story of African success.


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