Uhuru lauds close ties with China
11 February 2014, 18:09
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday praised cordial relations existing between the East African nation with China.
Speaking in Nairobi when he received credentials from several envoys
including newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Liu Xianfa,
Kenyatta appreciated the beneficial cooperation between the two
"We cherish the spirit of mutual respect between our two countries
and the strong cultural, social and economic ties that we have shared
for a long time," Kenyatta said.
Speaking after presenting his credentials, Ambassador Liu noted that
President Kenyatta's visit to China last August added impetus to a
"In the past 51 years since the establishment of diplomatic
relations, our two countries have had frequent high-level exchanges,
deepening political trust, fruitful economic cooperation and closer
people-to-people and cultural exchanges," Liu said.
"China and Kenya have supported and coordinated with each other in international affairs," the Chinese Ambassador added.
Kenya and China in December 2013 marked 50 years of bilateral cooperation at a colorful celebrations held in Nairobi.
The bilateral ties between Kenya and China have blossomed since 1963,
noting that the benefits are visible across all human endeavors.