The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is ready to work with Kenya to develop strategies and deepen cooperation in communications, healthcare and education.
China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, recently spoke on the phone with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Raychelle Omamo.
Yi said China-Kenya relations, under the strategic guide of the two heads of state, have maintained sound development despite Covid-19.
“China would like to further synergise development strategies with Kenya, take an active part in the Big Four Agenda of the country under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, promote the smooth operation of such programs as the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway and the Nairobi-Malaba Standard Gauge Railway, and deepen bilateral cooperation in areas including communications, healthcare and education, so as to help Kenya boost post-pandemic economic recovery,” Yi said in a statement and added China will continue to support Kenya’s fight against the pandemic.
China and Kenya, according to Yi, have always understood, trusted and supported each other on the international stage, jointly practiced multilateralism, and safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, especially African countries.
“China supports Kenya in assuming the rotating presidency of the United Nations (UN) Security Council this month,” said Yi. “The forthcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which will be held in Senegal, is not only the most important platform for China-Africa cooperation, but also a banner for South-South cooperation.”
China and Africa will reportedly work together to further build strategic consensus, promote unity in the fight against Covid-19, and vigorously promote the accelerated recovery of the African economy.
Kenyan representatives, according to Omamo, will take an active part in an upcoming forum on Africa-China Cooperation – this event is expected to inject new vitality into Africa’s economic development and showcase the solidarity between Africa and China.
“Kenya is ready to strengthen communication and coordination, as well as mutual support, with China in multilateral fields, and hopes that both sides will continue their sound cooperation within the framework of the UN Security Council, and stand together against ‘vaccine nationalism’,” said Omamo.