Chinese Prime Minister to visit Nigeria, Kenya, 2 other countries

Chinese Prime Minister, Li KeglangNAIROBI – The Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keglang, is to visit Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya for economic development, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday in Nairobi.

Kenyatta made the disclosure after a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa, saying the visit to Kenya was crucial for the development of the east African region.

He said Premier Li’s visit was a “game charger” in terms of boosting bilateral relations and development of the region.

“The region requires a strong partner that will not only support it in economic ventures but also in peace settlement,’’ the Kenyan President said .

China has intensified investments in Kenya with bilateral trade increasing to 3.27 billion dollars in 2013, according to statistics from the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

It has also become Kenya’s biggest foreign direct investments source.(Xinhua/NAN)

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