Background: India-Kenya relations, Defence cooperation, Maritime security cooperation. Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
- India and Kenya on July 11 decided to deepen and expand cooperation in a wide range of areas as they signed seven pacts, including in the field of defence and security and avoidance of double taxation.
- After his talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, PM Modi also announced extension of a concessional Line of Credit of $44.95 million to the African nation to help it in development of small and medium enterprises and textiles.
- India will also build a cancer hospital in Kenya to provide quality and affordable healthcare.
- The MoU on Defence Cooperation signed will entail staff exchanges, expertise sharing, training, cooperation in hydrography and equipment supply.
- Modi said the two countries shared common interest in the security, including in maritime security, since they were connected by the Indian Ocean.
- Besides MoUs in defence and security, revised pact on avoidance of double taxation and two LoCs, the other agreements were in the fields of visa and housing.