Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the State Visit of President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto of Kenya

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto of the Republic of Kenya for a State Visit to the United States on May 23, 2024. The upcoming visit will mark the 60th anniversary of U.S.-Kenya diplomatic relations and will celebrate a partnership that is delivering…

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Women’s Empowerment Reception with the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya Thank you, Ambassador Whitman. You know, as we work together to build prosperity and opportunities around the world, our partnership with Kenya is so important. That’s why President Biden chose Meg to be our ambassador. She’s a seasoned executive, and she understands the power and potential that we can unlock when we work and…

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on UN Security Council Resolution Authorizing a Multinational Security Support Mission for Haiti

Today’s decision at the United Nations Security Council to authorize a Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission for Haiti marks an important milestone in bringing much-needed help to the people of Haiti who have suffered for far too long at the hands of violent criminals. We thank our partners at the council for moving swiftly to…

FACT SHEET: Accelerating the U.S. – Africa Partnership After the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Since the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, President Biden kicked off an extraordinary year of U.S. engagement with Africa and made progress in delivering on our high-profile commitments announced during the Summit.  The Biden-Harris Administration is over-delivering on our commitment to invest $55 billion in Africa over three years.  Over the last year, the…

President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kenya to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency William Samoei Arap Ruto

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency William Samoei Arap Ruto on September 13, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Honorable Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Meg Whitman, United States Ambassador…

FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Advances Concrete Action on Transatlantic Cooperation

The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) held its third ministerial meeting on December 5 at the University of Maryland in College Park. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai co-chaired the meeting with European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis…

Kate Marshall

Kate Marshall served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Governors in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Previously, she served as the 35th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 2019 to 2021 and as Nevada’s State Treasurer from 2006 to 2014. Prior to entering public office, Marshall served at the…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Kenyan National Security Advisor Monica Juma

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan called Dr. Monica Juma today to congratulate her on her appointment as Kenya’s first-ever National Security Advisor. Mr. Sullivan and Dr. Juma discussed their shared concerns about the escalation of conflict in northern Ethiopia and the seriousness of the humanitarian crisis, which worsens each day. …

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials to Preview the U.S.-Brazil Partnership for Workers’ Rights

Via Teleconference(September 19, 2023) 3:18 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Thank you so much, [operator].  And thank you to everyone for joining us today.  This is a background call previewing President Biden’s meeting with President Lula and the announcement of the U.S.-Brazil Partnership for Workers’ Rights.  On the call today we have [senior administration official] and [senior…

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