LOK SABHA SPEAKER MEETS SPEAKER OF THE SENATE OF KENYA
New Delhi: Shri Birla also met the Speaker of the Senate, Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Amason Jeffah Kingi. The dignitaries, among other issues, discussed about further strengthening parliamentary cooperation, formation of friendship groups and capacity building of Members. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Birla said that India and Kenya have enjoyed close and friendly relations for centuries. He added that since ancient times, the maritime neighbours have traded through the Swahili coast on the Indian Ocean. Shri Birla said that the two countries enjoy strong relations based on people-to-people ties, trade, development partnership and capacity building. He added that the ties between India and Kenya have grown stronger over time due to extensive economic cooperation; development related partnership and shared goals of maintaining peace and security while combating terrorism. Shri Birla added that Indian democratic institutions represent an ideal example of inclusive development to the world. Shri Birla expressed hope for parliamentary relations between India and Kenya to improve further in the direction of enhanced cooperation and interaction.