Foreign Minister Jaishankar interacts with the Indian diaspora in Kenya

Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar conducted a “productive” online interaction with a cross-section of the Indian diaspora in Kenya.

Jaishankar arrived in Kenya on Saturday for a three-day visit to strengthen India’s relations with the large East African country.

“The Honorable Indian Foreign Minister @DrSJaishankar, who is currently on an official visit to Kenya, conducted a productive online interaction with a cross-section of the Indian diaspora in Kenya on June 13,” the Indian High Commission tweeted here late on Sunday evening.

The Honorable Foreign Minister of India @DrSJaishankar, who is currently on an official visit to Kenya, held a productive online interaction with a cross-section of the Indian diaspora in Kenya on June 13th. HC @viranderpaul moderated the meeting # IndiaKenya pic.twitter.com/ACcuaJgau7

– India in Kenya (@IndiainKenya) June 13, 2021

The meeting was hosted by the India High Commissioner for Kenya, Dr. Virander Paul, moderated, it said.

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Kenya has a vibrant community of people of Indian origin, currently around 80,000, including an estimated 20,000 Indian citizens.

On Saturday, Jaishankar and his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo held a “productive discussion” on bilateral cooperation, which both countries will promote in a joint commission.

“A detailed exchange on regional and global issues, as it should be for two UNSC members. A historical solidarity is now a modern partnership,” Jaishankar tweeted after the talks.

India and Kenya currently serve on the United Nations Security Council. They are also members of the Commonwealth. Kenya is an active member of the African Union, with which India has long been associated.

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