China sends new envoy to Kenya, commits to deepen bilateral relations

March 23, 2019 1:55 pm
He has committed to strengthen further Kenya-China cooperation and more so the Belt and Road initiative/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 23 – The Permanent representative of China to the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat Wu Peng is set to assume office as the new Chinese ambassador to Kenya.

Ambassador Wu arrived in the country on Friday and is expected to present his credentials to President Uhuru Kenyatta before he can assume office.

He has committed to strengthen further Kenya-China cooperation and more so the Belt and Road initiative (BRI).

“The BRI is expected to increase Kenya’s agricultural exports to China and enhance the two countries collaboration in the fields of capacity building, infrastructure, digital and smart cities,” he said in a statement from the Nairobi embassy.

The statement added that, “he believes that African people’s vision for a prosperous continent will be fulfilled through the pursuance of mutual benefit and win-win outcomes.”

He said China is willing to engage Kenya in various forms of tripartite cooperation, “as long as it is beneficial to Kenya and oriented by Kenyans.”

“One of his major assignments is to further implement the consensus between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta,” the statement issued on his arrival in the capital Nairobi.

The two leaders, the embassy said, agreed to upgrade the ongoing bilateral relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

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