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Kenya, China to strengthen business cooperation amid growing Sino-African ties

Updated: May 29, 2024 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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NAIROBI, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Kenya hosted an economic and trade conference on Monday in the capital of Nairobi with the participation of a high-level delegation from the Chinese coastal city of Shenzhen, as commercial ties between the two sides continue to expand.

The event also attracted representatives of nearly 100 local enterprises and overseas Chinese representatives from the Kenya China Chamber of Commerce.

Eric Ruto, president of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that local enterprises are eager to partner with manufacturing industries based in Shenzhen due to their advanced technology in Kenya's priority sectors, especially in the medical, electronic and renewable energy fields.

"This conference will be a catalyst to deepen links between businesses from the two regions," he added.

Ruto noted that Kenyan enterprises are keen to partner with their Chinese counterparts in industrial resource sharing, marketing, and innovation transformation.

Wang Lide, head of Bao'an District in Shenzhen, said that the district has developed a comparative advantage in electronic consumer goods, new energy equipment, optoelectronic products, electronic components, semiconductor power devices, ultrasonic welding machines, and medical devices.

"We look forward to further strengthening exchanges with the Kenyan government, enterprises and institutions, and continuing to deepen practical cooperation in various fields such as economic and trade investment, scientific and technological innovation, and cultural tourism for mutual benefit and win-win development," he added.

Editor: Tian Shenyoujia