By Raila Odinga Secretariat.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga this morning held talks with Indiaâ€™s High Commissioner to Kenya and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat Mr Yogeshwar Varma, who paid him a courtesy call in his offices in Capitol Hill.Â The meeting focused on Kenya-India cooperation, trade, industrialization, education and culture.
The High Commissioner expressed his countryâ€™s wish to strengthen trade, cultural and education ties with Kenya.
The two leaders expressed concern that while trade between Kenya and India stands at $4 billion, exports from Kenya accounts for only $150 million of the trade volume.
In the meeting, the former Prime Minister fondly recalled his trip to India in 2008 as a guest of then Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which he described as an eye opener on industrialization driven by strong regional economies.
The High Commissioner said he was committed to work towards making the India-Kenya strategic partnership stronger, strategic in content and transformative for the development of the two countries.