Today, the United States and Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU), which improves our cooperation on energy security and strengthens our diplomatic and economic relationship.
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie D. Jenkins signed for the United States, and Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua, Cabinet Secretary of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, signed for Kenya.
The United States and Kenya have an enduring diplomatic relationship and long-standing cooperation in the fields of security, energy, and commerce. Our cooperation in nuclear energy, science, and technology also has the potential to make a significant contribution to clean energy goals, agricultural efforts, the availability of clean water, medical treatments, and more.
NCMOUs are diplomatic mechanisms that strengthen and expand strategic ties between the United States and a partner country by providing a framework for cooperation on civil nuclear issues and for engagement between experts from government, industry, national laboratories, and academic institutions.