Ext. Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives in Kenya on bilateral visit to strengthen ties

Jun 12 2021 02:36 PM
Ext. Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives in Kenya on bilateral visit to strengthen ties

On a three-day visit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Kenya on Saturday. He will hold several meetings aimed to strengthen India's relations with the major East African country.

Jaishankar was received by Ababu-Namwamba, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kenya, on his arrival here.  He will chair, along with his Kenyan counterpart, the 3rd meeting of the India-Kenya Joint Commission meeting which will review all aspects of the bilateral relationship.  Jaishankar will also meet with other ministers of the Kenyan government to take forward the India-Kenya relationship.

'He will hold a series of meetings meant to strengthen relations with Kenya, starting with a meeting with CS @ForeignOfficeKE Amb Raychelle Omamo today (Saturday), the Indian High Commission wrote in Twitter.

''The development partnership is an important aspect of the relationship between the two countries which the visit will seek to deepen,'' the Ministry of External Affairs said in New Delhi ahead of the visit. The minister will also interact with the thriving Indian-origin community, an important bridge between the two countries.

India and Kenya are currently serving in the United Nations Security Council. They are also members of the Commonwealth. Kenya is an active member of the African Union, with which India has longstanding ties.

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