India and Kenya discuss possibility of JVs in pharma manufacturing

India and Kenya on Monday discussed the possibility of establishing joint ventures in pharmaceutical manufacturing noting that this would contribute to the increasing provision of affordable drugs. The two sides also agreed to explore prospects for boosting cooperation in healthcare delivery.

On its part, Kenya welcomed Indian investments in manufacturing, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, automobile and affordable housing.

The discussions took place under the aegis of the India-Kenya Joint Commission which was chaired by the Kenyan Foreign Minister Raychelle Omamo and Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar. The Indian minister is on a three day visit to Kenya.

Greater cooperation in the area of security in the Indian Ocean region and the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region and the Horn of Africa were also reviewed. The two countries also expressed concern at the growing radicalization and the increase in international terrorism and violent…

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