During his two-day state visit to India, President William Ruto affirmed Kenya's unwavering commitment to fortifying historical ties with India, dating back to the 18th Century and beyond.
The focus of the discussions revolved around bolstering collaboration in trade, investment, education, digital economy, healthcare, research, and agriculture, among other key areas beneficial to both nations.
In a meeting with Harsha Bangari, Managing Director of India Exim Bank, President Ruto emphasized the significance of international investments in Kenya's socio-economic growth.
"Kenya continues to attract international investors from all parts of the world as part of the Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda," he remarked.
The commitment to economic collaboration was further solidified with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Open University of Kenya and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
This MOU aims to diversify Kenya’s academic programs and enhance its technological infrastructure.
The economic potential of the Lake Region Economic Bloc took centre stage during talks between President Ruto and Srinivasa Raju Gannavarapu, the President and CEO of Procorp Enertech Private Limited.
The company expressed its commitment to exploring and investing in transport infrastructure within the region.
Governors James Orengo (Siaya), Stephen Sang (Nandi), and Hillary Barchok (Bomet) were present, highlighting the collaborative approach to fostering economic growth.
President Ruto further engaged in discussions with India's Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, reinforcing diplomatic ties between the two nations.
The multifaceted talks covered areas of mutual interest, aligning with the shared vision of advancing cooperation for the benefit of both peoples.
As President Ruto continues his state visit, the strengthened ties between Kenya and India reflect a commitment to comprehensive collaboration, emphasizing shared values and a collective pursuit of socio-economic development.