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State councilor, Kenyan president attend Mombasa-Nairobi SGR launching ceremony

Updated: Jun 1,2017 9:39 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Wang Yong (R), the special envoy of President Xi Jinping, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) attend a ceremony launching the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Mombasa, Kenya, May 31, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) shakes hands with State Councilor Wang Yong in Mombasa, Kenya, May 31, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 31 launched the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, paving way for the nation’s endeavor for industrialization and prosperity. State Councilor Wang Yong, who attended the launching ceremony as the special envoy of President Xi Jinping, said the Mombasa-Nairobi railway has been an early fruit that came out of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in late 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two attendants welcome passengers on the launching day of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway at the Mombasa Terminus of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway in Mombasa, Kenya, May 31, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers take selfies in front of the train coach during the launching day of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway in Mombasa, Kenya, May 31, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A Kenyan journalist poses for selfies with female train driver Concilia (C) and Alice (L) during the launching day of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway in Mombasa, Kenya, May 31, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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