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PM meets Kenyan Prime Minister

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Prime Minister David Cameron has met Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga this morning, his first meeting with an African leader since taking office.

During the meeting the PM reassured Prime Minister Odinga of his support for “vigorous political and economic reform” in Kenya.

A Downing Street Spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister reassured him of his commitment to the UK’s strong partnership with Kenya, and his support for vigorous political and economic reform. They discussed the importance of the France/Africa Summit next week.

The Prime Minister welcomed Kenya’s cooperation in confronting the threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia. He underlined his personal commitment, and that of his government, to the 0.7% GDP development target.

Later today, the Prime Minister expects to speak to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and President Museveni of Uganda.