The White House has just announced in Washington that the government of Kenya and the government of the United States have agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in July. As the Press Spokesperson just indicated, this Global Entrepreneurship Summit has been organized annually since 2009 and it is a global platform for connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations and governments looking to support them. This is the first time that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held in sub-Saharan Africa.
President Obama will travel to Kenya in July, where he will hold bilateral meetings and will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. His visit will build on the success of the August, 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and will continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security. This will be the fourth visit by President Obama to sub-Saharan Africa during his presidency. Thank you very much.