Modi visits UN offices in Nairobi; plants a sapling

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The Prime Minister plants a sapling. Pic: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the UN offices in Nairobi and planted a sapling in the office grounds.

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At the UN offices. Pic: Narendra Modi

“A brief multilateral stop on a bilateral agenda! PM @narendramodi tours the UN Offices in Nairobi, plants a sapling,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Nairobi is one of the four cities in the world where the UN has its offices, the others being New York, Geneva and Vienna. The offices in Nairobi are the only ones in a developing country. The headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is among these offices.

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

Modi also tweeted the message:” India-Kenya friendship is a win-win situation. Earlier we fought colonialism…now is the time to fight poverty.” And again: “Expressed support to ‘Make it Kenya’ initiative & said that India stands firmly with Kenya as it works to strengthen the nation’s economy” – CINEWS

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