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Duale arrives in India for a 3-day visit



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NAIROBI—The Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Aden Duale arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. He was received by his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh. The two are set to hold talks on Tuesday.

This is the maiden visit of Duale to India and the highest level stand-alone political visit from Kenya since the new government assumed office in September 2022.

A statement by the India’s Defence ministry said that: “…the visit is indicative of the importance India attaches to its relations with African nations and the growing cooperation between India and Kenya, in particular.”

During his stay, Duale is set to visit shipyards and defence industries in Goa and Bengaluru during his stay.

Earlier this month, CS Duale hosted the Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Namgya Khampa at the Defence Headquarters, in Nairobi.

“Our two countries have a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Cooperation in the field of military medical services, training and exercises, military culture, sports, and adventure as well as the supply of military materials and equipment,” Duale said.

He added that Kenya and India have an active MoU on sharing White Shipping Information. The pact is aimed at improving maritime security through the sharing of unclassified information through dedicated Automatic Information Systems (AIS) receivers for monitoring commercial ships and  passenger liners.


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