India-Kenya : Overview

  • India and Kenya have signed seven agreements to deepen and expand cooperation. Important MoUs are:
    • MoU on Defence Cooperation
    • MoU in the field of space Technology partnership
    • Revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
    • Bilateral agreement on exemption of Visa for holders of Diplomatic passports
    • Line of Credit (LoC) Agreement for US $29.95 million to Kenyan Government
  • India will finance a cancer hospital in Kenya.
  • India will donate medicines for AIDS patients in Kenya
  • India would provide concessional credit of 60 million dollars for power transmission project to Kenya
  • MoU between India and Kenya on cooperation in the field of National Housing Policy Development and Management (NHPDM)
    • Both sides will collaborate on all matters relating to human settlements and housing through various strategies including training of personnel, exchange visits, exhibitions, conferences and workshops
    • The cooperation between both nations will focus on upscaling slum prevention and upgradation initiatives based on experience and implementation process of each country
  • MoU for cooperation in the field of agriculture
  • India also announced $100 million Line of Credit (LoC) to Kenya for agricultural mechanization
What both governments want?
  • Expansion of bilateral trade
  • Greater flow of capital between two countries
  • Stronger developmental partnership
  • Both sides will also explore opportunities in blue economy
  • Long term arrangements for production and import of pulses
  • Both countries will focus on quick operationalisation of the defence cooperation along with hydrography, anti-piracy, communication networks, capacity building and defence medical cooperation.

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