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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Special Message to Uhuru Kenyatta

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Special Message to Uhuru Kenyatta

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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta Twitter xinhuanet.com

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday hosted a Chinese delegation at State House, Nairobi where he received a special message from President H.E Xi Jinping.

    Cao Jianming, the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, delivered the message which affirmed China’s continued support to Kenya’s development initiatives, particularly the Big 4 Agenda.

    The meeting also focused on cementing the existing bilateral ties between the two countries.

    President Kenyatta stated that the close partnership between the two countries had seen the implementation of key infrastructure projects such as the Standard Gauge Railway and roads. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Cao Jianming at State House, Nairobi

    President Kenyatta also requested China to support Kenya’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021 – 2022 term. 

    The UNSC elections will be held during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year.

    Reports by Daily Nation indicate only Kenya and Djibouti have expressed interest for the three non-permanent member seats, whereby one of the seats is reserved for the Eastern African region.

    China, United States, United Kingdom, France, and Russia are the permanent members at the UNSC. 

    Kenya is reportedly seeking support from friends at every opportunity her representatives get. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with the Chinese delegation at State House, Nairobi

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