India and Kenya solidify their cooperation in many fields

Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto holds talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto released India – Kenya Joint Vision Statement on Maritime Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.

The statement includes collaboration in the shipbuilding industry, focusing on capacity building and co-development of defence equipment like maritime surveillance tools, offshore patrol vessels, fast attack crafts, and other essential resources necessary for Kenya’s maritime forces.

Also Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi said that India will provide $250 million in a financial credit line to Kenya for modernization of its agriculture sector.

Noting that Africa has always been given a “high priority position” in India’s foreign policy, Modi said: “Over the last decade India have increased our cooperation with Africa in mission mode.”

“Close cooperation” between Kenya and India will “strengthen all our efforts in the Indo-Pacific,” he said.

Ruto said he had “extensive conversations and engagements” with Modi on all issues that are of “mutual significance and importance between the two countries.”

“I have explained to Prime Minister Modi about our situation in East Africa, the challenges we have of security in Sudan, in DR Congo in Somalia and we are going to work together to see how we can stabilize and secure that region for the mutual benefit of the people living in the Global South,” he said.

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