Modi leaves for India

Nairobi, July 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left Kenya for India at the conclusion of his four-nation tour to Africa.

“My Kenya visit was a memorable one. It has led to further cementing economic and cultural ties between India and Kenya,” Modi said as he emplaned for New Delhi.

On Monday, India and Kenya signed seven agreements following bilateral discussions headed by Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Modi later addressed students in the University of Nairobi and visited the UN offices in Nairobi.

He then addressed the Kenya-India Business Forum.

Modi also interacted with members of the Bharatwallah Alumni Association, people who had studied in various Indian institutions under Indian government programmes and scholarships.

This was the first prime ministerial visit from India to Kenya in 35 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1981.

Apart from Kenya, Modi’s five-day African sojourn, also took him to Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania.

This was the Prime Minister’s first official visit to the African mainland.

–IANS

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