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China is Kenya’s trustworthy partner: FM

Updated: Aug 11,2016 4:25 PM     Xinhua

Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) holds talks with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed (2nd R) in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 10, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

NAIROBI — Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on August 10 that China is Kenya’s trustworthy partner as the East African country endeavors to achieve economic prosperity.

Wang made the remarks while meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed, and both sides pledged to further deepen bilateral practical cooperation.

China and Kenya have enjoyed the advantage of high-level political mutual trust and strong economic complementarity, said Wang.

And as a next step, he said, the two countries should take the opportunity of fully implementing the important consensus reached by the two leaders and the fruitful outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit held in Johannesburg, to further promote bilateral cooperation and development and achieve practical results that are beneficial to the two peoples.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Kenyan counterpart, Amina Mohamed, meet with the press after their talk on Aug 10 in Nairobi, Kenya.[Photo/Xinhua]

Kenya is one of the leading African countries that are deepening mutually beneficial cooperation with China, said Wang. The two countries have already defined a cooperative framework in five major fields — industrialization and infrastructural construction, agriculture and green environmental protection, cultural and educational exchanges, peace and security and justice and police affairs, and international and regional affairs, he said.

China is willing to work with Kenya to further enhance political mutual trust and dovetail development strategies so as to make headway with the three projects of Mombasa-Nairobi railway, Mombasa port and Mombasa special economic zone, said Wang.

Besides, China will cooperate with Kenya in the construction of an industrial economic corridor that is connecting roads and ports, and help Kenya develop into the center of manufacturing and logistics in East Africa and become a regional development hub, he said.

China is Kenya’s most trustworthy partner while the East African nation strives to realize the 2030 Vision, Wang added.

For her part, Amina said that with a strong bilateral friendly relationship and frequent high-level exchanges, Kenya and China share broad consensus on further promoting bilateral cooperation.

Kenya is willing to enhance cooperation with China in areas such as infrastructural construction, industrialization, special economic zone, agricultural modernization, energy and environmental protection, technical training, she added.

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