Kenya: Wang Yi Holds Talks With Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed Jibril of Kenya

On August 10, 2016 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed Jibril of Kenya in Nairobi.

Wang Yi expressed that thanks to the personal care from both leaders, China-Kenya relations have entered a fast lane of development. In the next stage, both sides should take the comprehensive implementation of the important consensus reached between leaders of both countries and the results of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation as opportunities to translate the advantages of high-level political mutual trust and economic complementarity between both countries into the impetus of advancing bilateral cooperation and development as well as practical achievements that benefit the two peoples.

Wang Yi noted that China-Kenya cooperation has taken the lead in China-Africa mutually beneficial cooperation. Both countries have decided to strengthen cooperation frameworks in five key fields including industrialization and infrastructure construction, agricultural and green development, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, peace and security as well as justice and police affairs, and international and regional affairs. China stands ready to, together with Kenya, firmly seize the important opportunity for China-Kenya cooperation, further enhance political mutual trust, and strengthen the docking of development strategies. China is also willing to work with Kenya to focus on forging the new “trinity” cooperation pattern consisting of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway, the Mombasa Port and the Mombasa special economic zone, co-build a land-port integrated industrial economic corridor on this basis, and assist Kenya to become a manufacturing and logistics center in East Africa, which will boost the development of the East African region as well. China is willing to be the most reliable cooperation partner of Kenya in realizing Kenya Vision 2030.

Amina Mohamed Jibril expressed that Kenya-China friendly relations enjoy a solid basis. Both sides conduct frequent high-level exchanges, and share broad consensus on further promoting bilateral cooperation. Glad to become one of the model countries with headmost actions and pilot plans of Africa-China production capacity cooperation, Kenya stands ready to make joint efforts with China to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure construction, production capacity and industries, special economic zones, modern agriculture, energy and environmental protection, personnel and technology training and other fields, actively boost the construction of the East Africa railway network, and expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges, so as to push bilateral relations for new progress.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern including the UN Security Council reform, confirmed the common stance of both countries and reached a high degree of consensus on safeguarding the common interests between China and Kenya as well as between China and Africa.

Source: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.