Jaishankar meets Kenya’s top leadership, hands over PM Modi’s letter

Nairobi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Kenya’s top leadership on Monday to discuss global and regional issues. Both sides also agreed to work together to ensure security and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region.

Jaishankar, who came to Kenya on a three-day visit, handed over PM Modi’s letter to the president  of Kenya.

Jaishankar, who is in Kenya on a three-day visit, on Monday met President Uhuru Kenyatta and handed over a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to him. 

After the meeting, Jaishankar tweeted, “We assured the President that like him, it is our priority to increase people-to-people contacts and business cooperation.”

Earlier, in a ministerial meeting, Jaishankar discussed the comprehensive partnership between the two countries with top ministers of Kenya. The meeting, chaired by Kenya’s Foreign Minister Rachel Omamo, reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations.

Several ministers including Kenya’s Defence Minister, Trade and Industry Minister, Energy Minister attended the meeting.

The meeting was attended by Kenya’s Defense Minister Monica Zuma, Trade and Industry Minister Betty C Maina, Information and Communications Technology Minister Joe Mucheru EGH, Energy Minister Charles Ketter, Assistant Finance Minister Nelson Gachuhi, Assistant Health Minister Rashid Abdi Aman and Home Minister Ang Carranza Kibicho. joined in.

Jaishankar appreciated the thoughts, enthusiasm and determination of senior ministers of Kenya.

After the meeting, Jaishankar tweeted his gratitude to the senior ministers for their valuable contribution and appreciated their thoughts, enthusiasm and determination. 

“Discussed the creation of a comprehensive partnership in the ministerial round table meeting. Secretary of State Rachel Omamo Thank you for chairing the meeting,” he tweeted. 

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