British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in London, Tuesday, January 21.

READ MORE: Kenyatta was in London to attend Britain’s investment summit for African leaders in London Monday.

Johnson vowed to invite African leaders to the Britain regularly after the investment summit. He said Britain will put “people before passports” as he pledged a fairer migration system.

Britain wants to strike trade new deals with fast-growing economies in Africa and beyond after it officially leaves the European Union on January 31. Prime Minister Johnson wooed African leaders with his now familiar message: Britain is going global after Brexit.

"More than half the world's fastest, 15 fastest growing economies are in Africa,” Johnson told delegates at the conference. “Two-thirds of African economies are expanding faster than the global average. Africa is the future and the UK has a huge and active role to play in that future.”

Britain has some catching up to do. Annual two-way trade with Africa is around $46 billion, less than a quarter that of China, the continent’s biggest trading partner. Prime Minister Johnson acknowledged the competition. (VOA/AP)


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