Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicks off Kenyan visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicks off Kenyan visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi being received at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa by CS Raychelle Omamo on January 5, 2022. PHOTO: MFA

  • Yi visit is aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between Kenya and China as well as cementing partnerships between the two states.
  • He will visit President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Mombasa on Thursday and later join him in inspecting the ongoing Kipevu Oil Terminal  project.

The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Kenya for a two-day State Visit as part of his Africa tour.

Yi arrived at the Moi International Airport Mombasa on Wednesday afternoon to the reception of his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yi’s visit is aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between Kenya and China as well as cementing partnerships between the two states.

“The visit is part of the two countries efforts to strengthen the long-standing bilateral relations based on shared values and discuss the implementation of the outcomes of the 8th Ministerial Conference on the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Dakar, Senegal from November 28th to  30th 2021,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated on Wednesday.

Yi is expected to visit President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Mombasa on Thursday and later join him in inspecting the ongoing Kipevu Oil Terminal  project.

During his visit the Foreign Minister is expected to… participate in a Ministerial Roundtable Meeting with CS Amb. Raychelle Omamo together with other Cabinet Secretaries,” the Ministry added.

Yi will also pay a visit to Eritrea and Comoros and thereafter head to South Asia where he will visit Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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