China and Kenya Reach Co-financing Railway Deal
The Chinese and Kenyan governments have signed a new deal to build a railway linking Nairobi to Mombasa.
The deal has been inked as part of the conclusion of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's 3-day visit to Kenya.
"We welcome Kenyan companies to promote their products in major Chinese trading platforms, the Chinese government will facilitate greater access for them. We will also encourage more Chinese investment in Kenya's manufacture industry, to help improve the product process capability here in Kenya. We would like to assist and participate in the construction of industrial parks in Kenya, to conduct more bilateral cooperation in this regard, which we hope can further improve the competitiveness of Kenyan exports."
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says his government is looking to expand its relationship with China.
"Undoubtedly the partnership that Kenya has had with China especially over the last 10 to 12 years is a partnership that has been mutually beneficial and has gone a long way towards helping us achieve our social and economic agenda. We are very keen to looking forward to increasing that partnership, but also to see how it can diversify that partnership just as the premier has said."
The two leaders have also signed off on a number of agreements connected to economics, finance and agriculture.
The Chinese government is also putting forward 10-million US dollars to help with the protection of wildlife in Kenya.
Kenya is the last stop of Li Keqiang's four-nation African tour, which has also seen him make stops in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Angola.
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