Ruto jets off to India for state visit

President Willia Ruto has flown to India for a two-day state visit, State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed has announced.

The trip to India comes hours after Ruto returned to Kenya from Dubai where he attended the UN Climate Conference (COP28).

“President William Ruto embarks on a two-day State visit to India today following successful advocacy for Kenya and Africa’s climate agenda at the UN Climate Conference (COP 28) in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates,” Hussein stated.

In India, he is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on health, agriculture, education and ICT among others.

“Bilateral discussions with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will span crucial areas such as agriculture, trade, and investment promotion, forging healthcare partnerships, particularly in pharmaceutical production and capacity building, and collaboration in education, ICT, maritime affairs, and renewable energy,” Mohamed added.

The talks will lead to the signing of several memoranda of understanding that will strengthen the partnership between the two nations.

Ruto to meet Murmu

Ruto is also scheduled to meet President Droupadi Murmu and address a trade and investment forum highlighting the potential for economic cooperation between India and Kenya.

“The State Visit marks a significant milestone in the relationship between Kenya and India, providing a platform for collaborative initiatives and contributing to mutual benefits for the two nations and peoples,” Mohamed added.

Source: K24 TV

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