President Xi Jinping said China is willing to import more Kenyan goods
to help the African country boost its competitiveness on Sunday in a
meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will attend the first
China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Xi welcomed Kenyatta to attend the first China International Import
Expo. He said China is ready to help Kenya to increase the added value
and boost the competitiveness of Kenyan products and expand imports from
Kenya. China is willing to work with Kenya to research on projects of
Kenya’s concerns such as railway construction, he added.
Xi noted that during the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa
Cooperation in September this year, he and Kenyatta reached an important
consensus on promoting the development of China-Kenya relations.
He said he hoped that Kenya provides a good environment for Chinese
companies, and he calls the two countries to closely coordinate and
cooperate in international and regional affairs to jointly defend the
multilateral system and order.
Kenyatta said that he is glad to come to China and attend the first
China International Import Expo and he looked forward to taking it as an
opportunity to strengthen the economic and trade relations between the
He said he agrees with President Xi’s proposal that development is the
master key to solving all problems. He also highly appreciates Xi’s
initiative to build the Belt and Road Initiative and attaches importance
to the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.
He said Kenya stands ready to work closely with China in the fields of
economy, trade, agriculture and infrastructure construction, and to
provide suitable conditions for Chinese enterprises to invest in Kenya.
He stressed that Kenya is willing to work with China to promote the
continuous development of Africa-China relations, jointly safeguard
multilateralism and the free trade system, and contribute to building a
community with shared future for mankind.