President Kenyatta wraps up State visit to India

By PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday 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 the Gujarat city of Ahmedabad where he assured Indian investors that Kenya is an open and safe investment destination.

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

The bilateral talks led to the two countries signing a Line of Credit Agreement worth $100 million for agricultural mechanization in Kenya and a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to improve the agricultural sector.

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

Other outcomes of the bilateral meeting included an assurance by the Indian Government of increased slots for Kenyans who wish to study in India for specialised courses that may not be 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 and assured them of his Government’s facilitation.