Security, health and trade tops the agenda for Israel, India PMs visit

June 26, 2016 3:04 pm
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The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to the country will kick off on July 4, according to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu/FILE
The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to the country will kick off on July 4, according to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 26- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is next month set to kick off a 3 days visit to the country, during which major bilateral agreements will be signed between the two countries.

Security and agricultural will be top on the agenda during the discussions between the Prime Minister and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to the country will kick off on July 4, according to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.

“The Prime Minister will reciprocate the visit to Israel earlier this year by President Kenyatta…the relation between the two states is strong and the two Heads of State are keen to expanding and deepening that relationship,” Esipisu stated during a press briefing on Sunday at State House in Nairobi.

“Israel is a critical partner to Kenya; its development assistance in security and defence, agriculture and irrigation among other important investments here.”

Shortly after, Esipisu said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the country for two days starting July 10 as part of his 4 nation tour in Africa.

He said the visit is set to boost the relationship between Kenya and India, with major agreements set to be inked among them establishment of a Cancer hospital in the country.

“The Government of India has committed to set up a cancer hospital in Kenya where it will provide doctors and equipments, while the Kenya government will provide premises,” he said.

He said an area of operation was being negotiated by both sides.

The Government of India, Esipisu said has also offered Cancer machines on grant aid basis.

The Indian PM will also visit South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.

On Monday, the State House spokesman said President Uhuru Kenyatta will leave for a 3–day State Visit to Botswana where President Ian Khama will host him.

The two Presidents will discuss Tripartite Free Trade agreement, trade and economic ties with Botswana’s manufacturing, mining and tourism sector officials.

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