PM Modi Holds Talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (July 11) held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on a wide range of issues aimed at boosting ties in the African continent, particularly in the economic sphere. Modi, who arrived in Nairobi yesterday on the final leg of his four-nation Africa tour, was accorded ceremonial guard of honour at the State House in Nairobi. “The fourth welcome in 5 days, PM @narendramodi receives ceremonial honours at the State House in Nairobi,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. He earlier paid tributes to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya and a towering political figure of Africa. “Homage to a great son of Africa, a friend of India. PM lays wreath at Mausoleum of Jomo Kenyatta, 1st Prez of Kenya,” Swarup said. Ahead of the visit, the Prime Minister had said, “India-Kenya ties have stood the test of time. Both our nations have had very strong people-to-people ties and both nations have successfully fought colonialism in the previous century.” He visited Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania before arriving here. The focus of the African tour is on deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.

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