Chinese President Xi’s special envoy to attend opening ceremony of railway in Kenya

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Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong will attend a ceremony in Kenya to mark the completion of the railway linking Mombasa and Nairobi, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

At the invitation of the Kenyan government, Wang will be in Kenya from May 30 to June 1 as the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing.

The railway from Mombasa to Nairobi, the flagship project of China-Kenya practical cooperation, will be open to traffic on May 31, Lu said.

He said China is ready to work with Kenya to implement the outcomes of the Johannesburg summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, push forward the Belt and Road Initiative and capacity cooperation, strengthen friendly cooperation of mutual benefit in various fields, and bring bilateral ties to a new high.

Wang will also visit Niger, Angola and Zambia from June 1 to June 9 at the invitation of the three countries’ governments, Lu said.

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