Raila holds talks with India Prime Minister Modi

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NASA leader Raila Odinga in talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on July 3, 2018.
Former PM Raila Odinga on July 3 held talks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
 
The two leaders agreed on the need for Kenya and India to explore joint initiatives in maritime transport on the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria.
 
They also agreed on the need for greater cooperation between Kenya and India in the field of Space Technology and Agricuture.
On agriculture in particular, Odinga appealed to Prime Minister Modi to have India import at least 100,000 metric tonnes of green grams from Kenya annually to save farmers who had invested in the crop with the Indian market in mind.
 
Odinga and Prime Minister Modi also agreed that India will support Kenya to host the Blue Energy conference in Nairobi in September 2018.
 
Prime Minister Modi lauded the working relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former PM Odinga as a positive example for Africa and the world of a leadership that unites rather than divides a nation. He promised to strengthen existing Kenya-India ties.
 
Raila, who conveyed a message of goodwill from President Uhuru Kenyatta to Prime Minister Modi, was accompanied by Kenya’s High Commissioner to India Ms. Florence Weche, her deputy Belinda Omino, Deputy Governor of Kisumu County Mathews Owili and Mama Ida Odinga.
 
Odinga and his team arrived in New Delhi on Monday, where they were received by Kenya’s High Commissioner to India.