KENYAN PRESIDENT CHAIRS BUSINESS FORUM IN NEW DELHI

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has wrapped up his State visit to India by chairing a business forum in New Delhi where the Indian business community expressed its appetite to invest in Kenya.

During the visit to the Asian country, President Kenyatta attended the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Ahmedabad, the biggest city in the west Indian state of Gujarat, where he assured Indian investors that Kenya is an open and safe investment destination.

President Kenyatta also led the Kenyan delegation to bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation in New Delhi on Thursday.

The talks led to the two countries signing a Line of Credit Agreement worth 100 million US dollars for agricultural mechanization in Kenya and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral co-operation to improve Kenya’s agricultural sector.

The two leaders also agreed that India would support the building of a specialized cancer treatment hospital in Nairobi which would serve Kenya and the East Africa sub-region.

Other outcomes of the bilateral meeting included an assurance by the Indian government of increased slots for Kenyans who wished to study in India for specialised courses which are not available in Kenya.

President Kenyatta also held talks with both Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamad Ansari. He also met Kenyans living in India.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK