Kenyan President William Ruto met with Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Saturday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
Wang, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, paid a visit to Kenya on his way to the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security in Johannesburg, South Africa.
During their meeting, Ruto commended China’s valuable assistance towards Kenya’s infrastructure construction through partnerships, particularly highlighting the transformative impact of the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway project.
The head of state reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China.
He expressed Kenya’s willingness to strengthen party-to-party exchanges and enhance cooperation in areas such as railways, highways, water conservancy, aviation, and renewable energy under the framework of the joint construction of the Belt and Road initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
On his part, Wang said since the establishment of diplomatic relations 60 years ago, China and Kenya have treated each other as equals, supported each other, and united and rejuvenated together.
He added that the two countries have become good friends with mutual trust in politics and good partners with win-win economic cooperation.
China views and develops China-Kenya relations from a strategic perspective, and is willing to work with Kenya to take the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as a new starting point, align the revitalization strategies of the two countries, focus on development and cooperation, and push the China-Kenya comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new level in the new era, Wang noted.
During his visit to Kenya, Wang also met with Alfred Mutua, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs.