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Uhuru meets Chinese Ambassador days after hosting US and UK envoys

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian at his Office.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kenya had visited the former head of state, ahead of the 60th Kenya-China celebrations.

In a statement on X, Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged the great partnership between the two nations and how it shaped the development agenda during his tenure.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta conveyed his congratulatory message to the Chinese envoy ahead of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations to mark the Kenya-China relations,” read the statement in part.

The celebrations will be marked on Thursday at the Global Trade Centre (GTC) in Westlands, which was officially opened by Uhuru in December 2021.

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“Kenyatta acknowledged the great partnership between the two nations and how it shaped the development agenda during his tenure.”

“President (Rtd) Uhuru Kenyatta also briefed the Chinese Ambassador about his current role in the continent; Peace and Security. He emphasized that Peace remains the foundation for development and Africa can only realise its full potential when all nations in the continent are peaceful,” a statement from the retired president’s office said.

The Chinese Ambassador on the other hand reiterated the great impact the relations nurtured in fostering strong economic, political and cultural ties between Kenya and the People’s Republic of China.

The meeting comes after Uhuru Kenyatta also hosted US Ambassador Meg Whitman and British High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan last week.

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