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Uhuru meets Chinese special emissary Wang Jiarui on first day

President Uhuru Kenyatta started his second five-year term in office by holding discussion with South Sudan President Salva Kiir and a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The President first met Chinese special emissary Wang Jiarui, who represented President Xi at the swearing in ceremony at the Kasarani Sports Complex on Tuesday.

China is presently Kenya’s major trading partner and a key investor, with interests varying from construction to apparels and technology.

The special emissary delivered a message that his nation will keep on supporting Kenya’s growth progress.

President Kenyatta afterward held talks with President Kiir who was among 11 Heads of State who visited Kenya for the inaugural ceremony.

Kenya has played a principal role in the efforts to find a long-term solution to south Sudan peace

Africa integration, particularly realistic steps that make integration practical and International trade are key planks of the vision President Kenyatta drawn in his address to the nation after being sworn in for his second and last term.

President Kenyatta also held talks with a special emissary of Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

“My visit shows the republic of China and the Communist Party of China’s support for Kenya and your government,” said Wang.

In his visit to the nation, the special envoy is also anticipated to tour the Standard Gauge Railway, one of the flagship projects that have been accomplished through the China-Kenya cooperation.

On his part, President Kenyatta expressed gratitude to the people and government of China for their strong support for Kenya in its journey

In May this year, China elevated its bilateral relationship with Kenya to one of calculated cooperation as Chinese leaders vowed to support Kenya realize its development ambitions.

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