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MEA Secretary (ER) Dammu Ravi

Kenya’s President William Samoei Ruto. Reuters

Throughout a vital go to by Kenya President William Samoei Ruto to India, each nations have strengthened their longstanding ties by the signing of 5 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and strategic collaborations throughout varied sectors, said Dammu Ravi, Secretary (ER) of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs.

Ravi offered insightful remarks on the numerous outcomes of President Ruto’s go to, emphasising key developments in agriculture, training, fintech, house, and well being cooperation.

A notable facet of the go to was Kenya’s expressed intention to supply agricultural farmland to Indian corporations, aiming to advertise farming actions within the area.

Concurrently, MoUs had been inked between the open universities of each nations, igniting a collaborative effort within the subject of training. These agreements set the stage for a multifaceted alternate that encompasses cultural, sports activities, digital options, and digital transformation initiatives.

“Education is another area. The open universities of both sides, IGNOU and Kenyan Open University, have entered into an MoU. Space is another area of cooperation. So these are the five MoUs that have been signed,” stated the MEA Secretary.

Kenya’s eager curiosity in studying from India extends to the fintech house, with a selected concentrate on UPI and Aadhaar. The well being sector emerged as a big space of cooperation, with discussions starting from medical experience exchanges to collaborative efforts in conventional medication.

“The Kenyan side expressed interest in learning from India in several areas, particularly in fintech, space, the UPI, the Aadhaar, and the health space. They have expressed interest in having greater cooperation, particularly with Indian specialist doctors visiting those countries, and in turn, they would like to have a longer stay for their specialists, nurses, and medical doctors to come to India to learn from us. Traditional medicine also figured very strongly in the bilateral talks,” he added.

Ravi additionally stated that the financial panorama witnessed a considerable enhance with bulletins such because the enhancement of the road of credit score for agriculture modernisation in Kenya.

A ground-breaking customised coaching programme for Kenyan house scientists by ISRO and the event of a geospatial info portal for Kenya additional underscored the dedication to technological developments.

“Besides, there have also been other announcements. For example, you have the line of credit to enhance from the existing 100 million to USD 250,000,000 for the agriculture modernization of Kenya and a customised training programme for 20 space scientists of the Kenya Space Agency, which will be done by ISRO, and a geospatial information portal for Kenya, which India will be developing for them. And then, last but not least, the Kenyan government expressed interest in joining the International Solar Alliance and the Global Biofuel Alliance,” the MEA Secretary added.

With inputs from ANI

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