President Kenyatta to visit China next week

President Uhuru Kenyatta will make his first state visit to China from August 18 to 23.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the  state visit follows an invitation by Chinese President Xi Jingping.

It coincides with the commemoration of the Jubilee anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kenya and China in 1963

During the visit, President Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks with his host President Jingping and other leaders of the Government of China.

President Kenyatta and President Jingping are expected to discuss ways of improving Kenya’s infrastructure and interconnectivity, tourism, deepen trade and economic relations, peace and security in the region. They will also explore how Kenya and China could cooperate more closely in international issues of mutual interest.

Various agreements to support development initiatives and implementation of Vision 2030 flagship projects are expected to be concluded during the visit. These include enhancement of diplomatic contacts, deepening cooperation in financial, agricultural and environmental sectors.

The two leaders will take the opportunity to further advance the gains realized under the Forum on Africa –China Cooperation (FOCAC). While in China, President Kenyatta will meet prospective Chinese investors, keen to expand Chinese investment in Kenya.


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