Kenya : President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Chinese FM, hails bilateral ties
Nairobi, Kenya (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday welcomed more Chinese investment and hailed China’s “Belt and Road” initiative while meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
China is a sincere friend and important partner of Kenya, Kenyatta said, expressing thanks for China’s support to Kenya’s economic and social development.
Kenyatta called for dovetailing Kenya’s national strategies with the China-proposed “Belt and Road” initiative and for ensuring the timely operation of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway, which is being built by a Chinese company.
The president also encouraged Chinese firms to expand investment here so as to make Kenya a gateway for Chinese products to enter Africa.
Wang hailed the Sino-Kenyan relationship as being in its prime. Chinese companies are also confident about the Sino-Kenyan ties, he said, which is evidenced by their rapidly increasing investment in Kenya.
Via the construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway, Mombasa port and Mombasa special economic zone, China hopes to strengthen its cooperation with Kenya and aid the country’s industrialization, Wang said.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com