NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A Chinese envoy on Friday called on the Kenyan
government and business community to take concrete measures to
create a safer and more convenient environment to lure more
Li Xuhang, Charge’d
Affaires at the Chinese embassy in Kenya, told journalists in
Nairobi that Beijing is ready to help increase the value and
competitiveness of Kenyan products and expand imports from
“The future of our
bilateral cooperation is very bright,” Li said, calling for
efforts to seize the prime opportunity to work harder for more
Kenyan products to enter Chinese market, for more Chinese
investment to come to Kenya, and most importantly for more
tangible benefits to the lives of Kenyans and Chinese.
Li made the remarks
during a reception for Kenyan business community who
participated in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) that
run from Nov. 5 to 10.
The Chinese diplomat
said that Kenyan exhibitors had achieved remarkable results
during the expo, given that their products including tea, coffee
beans, honey, grains, attracted attention of Chinese buyers.
chief administrative secretary in the ministry of foreign
affairs, said the CIIE with its focus on imports is an open and
cooperative platform for countries and regions to showcase their
achievements and development as well as conduct international
Namwamba said that
the expo will promote the Belt and Road Initiative, economic
globalization, inclusive growth and reciprocal development.
He added that Kenya
is fully committed to strengthening bilateral trade with China
in order for the citizens of both countries to fully realize
benefits of the cooperation.
He stressed that
there is great potential to grow the current volume of Kenyan
exports given the size of the Chinese market.
Namwamba said that
Chinese investments in Kenya are on the rise and currently over
400 companies are operating in the country, employing some