China-Africa Cooperation Forum: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta talks to CGTN
Updated 12:46, 25-Aug-2018
China and Kenya have built and maintained solid relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1963. This June, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the African country, and described China-Kenya ties as a good example of China-Africa cooperation. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sat down with CGTN and shared his expectations for next month's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
BEATRICE MARSHALL CGTN ANCHOR "You will be attending the upcoming Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Which areas of discussion will you be particularly looking forward to? What do you think the summit should be focusing on if African countries, particularly Kenya, are to draw some opportunities from it?"
UHURU KENYATTA KENYAN PRESIDENT "I want to continue to focus on infrastructure development, looking forward to attracting Chinese investment to Kenya, keen on reducing our trade deficit, Kenyan products to access Chinese markets, key focus while in China."
BEATRICE MARSHALL CGTN ANCHOR "In the last FOCAC summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $60 billion for Africa development and proposed a 10-point plan. For Kenya, what priority did you put forward for that pledge?"
UHURU KENYATTA KENYAN PRESIDENT "The priorities we put forward are rail development. And we encourage Chinese investment to take advantage of our location, our labor, our increasingly improving infrastructure, opening up China to more Kenyan goods going forward."