KENYAN PRESIDENT IN INDIA TO ATTEND GUJARAT GLOBAL SUMMIT

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in India where he will be the Chief Guest at the 8th edition of the Gujarat Global Summit bringing together Heads of State and Government as well as stakeholders in development.

President Kenyatta, who is expected to call for closer co-operation between India and Kenya on areas of health and security, arrived Tuesday morning for a two-day State visit preceded by his attendance of the summit.

He is scheduled to hold a one-on-one meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before he addresses the summit which will focus this year on Sustainable Economic and Social Development.

President Kenyatta will also hold talks with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and lead the Kenyan delegation in bilateral talks with Modi and his delegation with trade, healthcare, manufacturing, security, defence and Information, Communication and Technology being top on the agenda.

While visiting Kenya last year, Modi pledged support for Kenya as it seeks to establish healthcare facilities to battle cancer.

While in Kenya, the Indian Prime Minister and President Kenyatta oversaw the signing of seven deals including the 15 million US dollars Line of Credit Agreement to IDB Capital Limited for development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and a 29.95 million USD Line of Credit Agreement to upgrade a factory.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK