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Wang Yi meets with Kenya’s Foreign Secretary Rachel Omamo


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On January 6, 2022 local time, Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Kenyan Foreign Minister Raychelle Omamo in Mombasa.

Mr. Omamo showed a picture of ancient Chinese coins excavated in Kenya and said that the friendship between Kenya and China has a long history. The exchange between the two countries can be traced back to more than 600 years ago when Zheng He, a great Chinese navigator, led a fleet to Mombasa. The two countries have always respected and trusted each other, and our mutually beneficial cooperation has continued to deepen and benefit the people of both countries. Omamo thanked China for its long-term support and support for Kenya’s economic and social development. Both the realization of rapid economic growth and a whole new perspective on Kenya’s infrastructure benefit from the strong impetus for cooperation between Kenya and China and the deepening cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative. China has become an indispensable development partner for Kenya, and Kenya hopes that the traditional friendship between the two countries will be further revitalized. Kenya praises the important initiative of the “Nine Programs” proposed by President Xi Jinping at the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). This also demonstrates a strong partnership between Africa and China, as well as China’s integrity and actions to support Africa’s development. Kenya is ready to work with China to implement the consensus reached in the initiatives and forums and to drive more outcomes in cooperation between Africa and China.

Wang Yi said there is a historic connection between China and Kenya. More than 600 years ago, China’s navigator Zheng He fully proved that China is a traditionally peace-loving, reliable and harmonious country through friendly exchanges with Kenya and other African countries. I am. Today, 600 years later, Chinese engineers and engineers are working hard for Kenya’s economic development and the construction of the country. This is a strong example of a new era of friendship between China and Kenya. Cooperation between China and Kenya has had fruitful results. China has become Kenya’s largest trading partner, largest source of foreign investment, and largest project contractor. China is ready to implement the FOCAC consensus, deepen bilateral working cooperation, add new implications, and inject new impetus into a comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between China and Kenya. I am.

According to Wang Yi, pandemics are still rampant around the world. President Xi Jinping has announced that China will provide Africa with an additional billion doses of vaccine. China considers Kenya a priority. China is also ready to help Kenya improve its cold chain system for vaccines and seek cooperation in the manufacture of vaccines and virus detection reagents. Both sides will deepen economic, trade, investment and infrastructure cooperation, proceed with the construction of major projects, and help Kenya build economic belts and industrial zones along the railroads to produce interrelated development effects. is needed. Kenya enters China by making the best use of the “green channel” of African agricultural products and trade funding allocation, actively participates in the China International Import Expo and the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, and has higher quality Kenya. We welcome you to export your products. To the Chinese market. China will continue to support Chinese companies in investing and doing business in Kenya.

Both sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern, strengthened mutual trust, strengthened the political foundation of bilateral relations, strengthened multilateral coordination and cooperation, and both countries. Agreed to jointly protect their legitimate rights and interests and international equality. And justice. Mr. Omamo said Kenya adheres to one China policy, appreciates China’s important influence and role in international affairs, and is ready to actively participate in the Global Development Initiative.

After the meeting, both sides witnessed the signing of a cooperation document on the digital economy, investment, agriculture and the export of Kenya’s agricultural products to China, and jointly met with the media.

The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Kenya, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Information and Communication attended the meeting and exchanged views on strengthening cooperation in related fields.

Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

Wang Yi meets with Kenya’s Foreign Secretary Rachel Omamo

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