India sanctions $100 million for Kenya

Modi emphasised that broad-based and wide-ranging cooperation in agriculture and food security was a shared priority.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 12, 2017 6:20 am
kenya759 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

India on Wednesday announced $ 100 million Line of Credit for Kenya’s agricultural mechanisation. The announcement followed talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during which they agreed to deepen economic cooperation and expand trade.

Modi said that the Line of Credit would open a new dimension of engagement. “Long-term arrangement with Kenya for production and import of pulses is being explored and discussed. We would also be happy to share best practices in organic farming with Kenyan farmers,” said Modi at a joint press conference with Kenyatta.

Modi emphasised that broad-based and wide-ranging cooperation in agriculture and food security was a shared priority. He added that the two sides were collaborating to raise agricultural productivity in Kenya.

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Modi identified challenges in the maritime domain as a shared concern and added that the two sides will explore opportunities in blue economy. “We are focused on quick operationalisation of our defence cooperation. Some of the specific areas of priority would be hydrography, communication networks, anti-piracy, capacity building, exchanges and defence medical cooperation,’’ said Modi. “We are also partnering to strengthen our security cooperation and capacities. In this context, we have directed the Joint Working Group to meet early. It would focus on cyber security, counter terrorism, combating drugs, narcotics, human trafficking and money laundering.’’

Modi said that the two sides will encourage industry and businesses in both countries to take lead in exploiting opportunities in healthcare, tourism, information technology, agriculture, blue economy and energy. “The Joint Business Council meeting tomorrow will work to build commercial engagement through specific projects in these areas. To boost trade, we are also cooperating on trade facilitation measures, including standardisation and related areas.’’

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    Gaja
    Jan 12, 2017 at 3:10 am
    Africans should realize that brahmins hate colored people for 3 millennia now. BJP is Brahmin Jokers Party.
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      Gaja
      Jan 12, 2017 at 3:07 am
      INDICS are buying Africans in the hope that they will in the faaaaaar future will all support India for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Africans are no fools, unlike INDICS, to give away their own permanent member in the UN SC.
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        Aversion
        Jan 12, 2017 at 5:36 am
        Brahmin pig. If you want some gain you will sell your women folks even. World knows that!
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          Aversion
          Jan 12, 2017 at 5:38 am
          RAM MADav Ian dreaming of including entire Africa into aKANDU Bharat.
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            Honga Singh
            Jan 12, 2017 at 7:48 am
            You a non brahmin pig?
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              Indian
              Jan 12, 2017 at 3:30 am
              All the real development happened only when he took over. Until then it was corruption Raj. Corruption of unprecedented scale from Common wealth games, Coal scam, August helicopter scam, damadji's land scams, proprietary notes scam....etc etc to 2g scams and above all such arrogance after loooting the nation. The same arrogance is seen in yourpost. So we dont give a hoot about it. India is progressing in all sectors and will progress more in the coming years.
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                Indian
                Jan 12, 2017 at 3:25 am
                nonsense. Even Indians or the w world came from African ancestors itself. The w world is one family. It has no place for hatred. So stop spreading hatred.
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                  birendra
                  Jan 12, 2017 at 1:00 am
                  another feku 56 idea,shameless man,should deserve a shoe hurled at his face of this Moronji
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                    Lalu
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 3:26 am
                    Yes. Corruption overtook development. Just take the apartments registered or pieces of land sold in the four major metros. Not a single one was registered without paying a big part in cash to avoid stamp duty. Every Indian involved in this is corrupt. They thought that it was normal to pay in cash without realizing the damages and harms their transactions have done to the economy in the long run. Add bribes paid in other sectors like education and obtaining licenses. Cogies have destro the very ethics of India. Unfortunately good Congress leaders like Sastri or Kamaraj were not allowed to rule or stay because they were not part of the regular congie culture.
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                      Indian
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 8:01 am
                      abe chu......please return the old days...what modi made all of indians do...paraglidding or parae sailing.....he made all of us stand in big queue for our own money and u bhakts shamelessly telling what if and what were ?? non-sense.....
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                        LR
                        Jan 12, 2017 at 2:46 am
                        Should be some logic, many folks including PM, his party, ministers, Bakts all are talking as if the development in India started only in the last two years. Before that all these people were hibernating? PM was a CM of a state before or he landed in Inda from moon to save India? They talk shamelessly as if this was the first time a surgical strike or demonetisation happened before? A PM should have some sense of shame when he talks.
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                          Ind
                          Jan 12, 2017 at 4:30 am
                          The boundaries of Kakatiya Empire are not clear. Kakatiya Lions are invincible.
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                            comet
                            Jan 12, 2017 at 3:47 am
                            he is partnering with africa to combat drugs. lol
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                              Sunil
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 5:51 am
                              some illeterate people dont want to see getting india from development to developed india....shame on you motherf.....
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                                Sunil
                                Jan 12, 2017 at 5:50 am
                                well said bro.. these congresses have looted our country...just hate them...
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