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15:30, June 04, 2010

Kenyan president meets senior Chinese official on bilateral ties
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Thursday held discussion on bilateral ties with Wang Gang, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee and member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Wang Gang paid the Kenyan president a courtesy call and the two also touched the topic of mutual interest among others during their meeting.

A statement issued after the talks in Nairobi said President Kibaki hailed the existing cordial relations between Kenya and China which has continued to gain momentum over the years due to exchange of visits between the two countries at all levels.

Under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Kenya is one of the African countries which have benefitted from preferential loans, a fund to encourage the Chinese investment in Africa.

"On Economic and Technical Cooperation, Kenya and China have signed agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in various fields, including energy, education, health, agriculture and cooperative development," the statement said.

The visit by Wang came on the heels of a successful state visit to the People's Republic of China by President Kibaki and is aimed at further strengthening relations between the two countries.

The visit will also enhance collaboration between the Communist Party of China and the Party of National Unity (PNU), the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) and ODM Kenya, the three major political parties in the Kenyan coalition government.

Source: Xinhua
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