First ladies Margaret Kenyatta and Melania Trump at the White House in Washington. Picture: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Johannesburg – Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta has discussed the welfare of children with the wife of President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, the Daily Nation reported on Tuesday.

Monday’s meeting between the two first ladies came during a visit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House, the second African leader to be received by Trump following a visit earlier in the year by Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari.

The two women were reported to have enjoyed an open dialogue which focused on their common goals and their respective initiatives on behalf of children, a White House statement read, citing the Kenyan first lady’s Beyond Zero Initiative and Mrs Trump’s Be Best campaign.

US President Donald Trump welcomes Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House in Washington. Picture: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The two undertakings “are united under the goal of improving and protecting the well-being of children,” the White House said.

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife Margaret at the White House in Washington. Picture: Leah Millis/Reuters

Melania plans to visit Africa in October but which countries will be on her itinerary is still to be confirmed.

Kenya is one of Africa’s top recipients of American foreign aid. Talks between the two presidents were expected to focus on security and other relevant issues between the two countries.

African News Agency/ANA