June 23, 2016 / 5:32 PM / in a year

Obama speaks with Kenya president about support for refugees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Thursday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about the need for strong international support for refugees living in the East African country, the White House said.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) walks with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama and Kenyatta “agreed that the United States and Kenya would work closely together on this issue, to better ensure that the needs of refugees and host communities are met,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe, editing by G Crosse

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