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Open Indian market to Kenyan goods, Uhuru tells Modi

By PSCU | July 12th 2016
President Uhuru Kenyatta and India's PM at State House in Nairobi. (Photo: Standard)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged more Indian companies to invest in Kenya to help bridge the trade imbalance.

He urged India to open its market to Kenyan goods and support value addition.

The President assured the investors that the country was open, safe and ideal for local and foreign business and investment.

He added that his government has put in place business-friendly reforms supported by wide and expansive local, regional and international markets.

"It is time to partner with Kenya so that India's products, services and firms can find markets right across Africa," President Kenyatta said adding, "I would like to encourage more trade and, indeed, a deeper partnership between Kenyan and Indian investors."

Uhuru spoke yesterday when he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Kenya-India business meeting in Nairobi that was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto. Over 80 business leaders from India accompanied Mr Modi.

The two leaders cited the historic trade and business ties between the two countries, and called for the entrenchment of a "win-win" partnership.

"We have worked together in the past in many areas; we have to work closer now for the benefit of the people of our two countries," Prime Minister Modi said.

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