China’s ruling party will work closely with the Jubilee coalition to strengthen cooperation between them, a top Communist Party of China (CPC) official has said.
Speaking on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Guo Jinglong said the CPC and Jubilee share common principles of mutual equality and non-interference.
Mr. Guo is a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee.
Mr. Guo, who was accompanied by other senior officials of the CPC and the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa, said the two parties will continue to enhance their high-level exchanges to boost ties.
“We value our relationship with Kenya and now see a lot of opportunity for further cooperation between our parties,” he said.
President Kenyatta appreciated China’s support to Kenya, especially in infrastructure development.
KENYA WELCOMES SUPPORT
“With China’s support, we are rebuilding our railway line which will help reduce the cost of transport and doing business not just within Kenya but the whole region,” President Kenyatta said.
The President said the Jubilee coalition was committed to transforming the lives of Kenyans and welcomed support from parties that share the same political values.
“We want both our political parties to work together to meet the development aspirations of the people of our two countries,” the President said.
The meeting was attended by TNA chairman Johnson Sakaja, TNA secretary-general Onyango Oloo, URP secretary-general Fred Muteti and URP treasurer Mohamed Mohamud.
The CPC delegation is in the country for talks with officials of the Jubilee coalition.