US President Barack Obama for the second time returned to India to follow up on the US-India relations just months after India’s new Prime Minister Nenandra Modi visited the United States.
It is not Obama alone in India. Early this week, Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also left for India as a roving ambassador for Kenya’s business friendly environment.
The former premier urged Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Kenya and exploit the huge unexplored potential in key manufacturing sectors.
Accompanied by Kwale Governor Salim Â Mvurya and Kisumu’s Jack Ranguma, Odinga addressed Indian entrepreneurs in a meeting organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations.
Odinga revealed the Kenya India trade stand at USD 3 billion with balance of trade in India’s favour. For US, the annual bilateral trade of $100 billion is seen as vastly below potential and Washington wants it to grow five-fold.
Odinga invited the Indians to explore Kenya and team with counties as the next growth areas for the country.
“There is a great scope for expanding the relations, he said, and listed minerals, agriculture products, food processing, energy, information and communication technologies, healthcare, and infrastructure as some key sectors where immense scope for development could be found,” reports the India Times.
â€œAfrica is the last frontier in economic development of the world. It is the place-to-be for investors for the coming five to ten years,â€ he affirmed.
President Obama is also expected to address Indian entrepreneurs. The US President was received by Indian premier Narendra Modi among other top India government officials.