Raila holds talks with Indian High Commissioner
As part of his engagements with
development partners, ODM leader Raila Odinga met Indian High Commissioner Dr
Through his Twitter account,
Raila said the two countries have had strong ties spanning decades and
were looking to enhancing the relations even more.
“Scores of Kenyans have been
educated and have benefited from their rapid advancement in healthcare and
different technological fields,” he added.
Last year in June, India’s
External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar was on a three-day official visit
During his three day
visit, a mutual desire was expressed to expand bilateral cooperation
under the Kenya-India Joint Commission Framework.
Dr. Jaishankar interacted with
several ministers of Kenya including the minister for
Defence, Trade and Industry, ICT, Energy, Treasury and Health Minister in a
Ministerial Roundtable to review the development cooperation in various sectors.
Both sides discussed building a
comprehensive partnership and explored further opportunities in the areas of
Health, Environment, ICT, Tourism, Higher Education, Automotive, Defence and
Besides bilateral issues, both
sides reflected on global and regional issues, including the security situation
in the Indo-Pacific and the Horn of Africa regions India and Kenya are
satisfied with their ongoing collaboration in the United Nations Security
Council and are committed to a rules-based multilateral system, wherein the
United Nations plays an important role in addressing global challenges.
s a maritime neighbour and a
regional economic powerhouse, Kenya assumes immense strategic significance for
The External Affairs Minister’s
visit to this East African country during the challenging time of the Pandemic,
only underscores the importance that India places on strengthening ties with
this crucial East African neighbour.