NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
The first China International Import Expo (CIIE)
which runs from Nov. 5 to 10 in Shanghai offers a platform for
Kenya to boost its trade with the Asian country, said Li Xuhang,
charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.
“It will be a good
opportunity for Kenya to showcase agricultural products to the
Chinese market during the expo that will be one of a kind. Kenya
has quality farm produce that should be known by consumers in
China,” said Li.
He spoke in Nairobi
during a briefing attended by senior Kenyan policymakers,
lawmakers, scholars and media representatives ahead of the
Kenyatta will lead a delegation of horticulture farmers and
entrepreneurs to the expo where nine companies will showcase
products covering a range of areas like agriculture, financial
services, tourism and healthcare.
Li said the import
expo that seeks to encourage the import of foreign goods into
the Chinese market will present an opportunity for Kenya to
boost its volume of goods and services traded with the world’s
second largest economy.
“The import expo
will also be a good opportunity for Kenya to promote its tourism
and investment opportunities,” said Li.
Guo Ce, Economic and
Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, said the
East African Nation will showcase its heritage as well as unique
agricultural products like flowers, coffee, black tea and nuts
at the pavilion.
welcome Kenyan exhibitors to take part in CIIE. We believe this
is a good beginning for Kenya’s advantageous products to explore
the Chinese market and expand its exports to China,” said Guo.