, SHANGHAI, China, Apr 30 – President Mwai Kibaki has arrived in Shanghai, to start his five-day State visit to the People’s Republic of China.
The Plane carrying the President and his entourage landed at Pudong International Airport shortly before six o’clock Kenyan time on Thursday.
On arrival, the Head of State was received by senior Chinese Government officials and Kenyans resident in Shanghai led by the Kenyan ambassador to China Julius Sunkuli.
While in Shanghai, President Kibaki will attend the World Expo 2010, where Kenya is showcasing itself as the central entry point for investors in the East and Central Africa region.
During his State Visit, President Kibaki is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his host Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China.
China is currently one of Kenya’s leading development partners especially in the area of infrastructure development.
President Kibaki has given priority to infrastructure development which has triggered economic growth and massive job creation across the country.
President Kibaki is among only four African Heads of State invited for the official opening ceremony. Others are Malawi, Congo Brazzaville and Mali.
The Head of State is accompanied by Cabinet ministers Uhuru Kenyatta, Moses Wetangula, Amos Kimunya, Fred Gumo, John Munyes, Several Assistant ministers and other senior government officials.