STATEMENT BY SECRETARY COMMUNICATION AND STATE HOUSESPOKESPERSON ON PRESIDENT KENYATTA’S VISIT TO RUSSIA ANDCHINA
Tomorrow, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will start a visit toRussia and China as part of initiatives by the Jubilee government to grow new markets thatfocus on The East.In Moscow, President Kenyatta will hold discussions with business leaders to be dominatedby Kenya’s emerging role as a new frontier for oil and gas and mineral wealth. It will alsofeature Kenya’s drive to open new markets for its traditional exports such as coffee, tea,and fresh produce. Discussions will also focus on new investment areas, with growth ininnovation and technology offering phenomenal opportunities.President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will also visit Kenya’s athletics team atthe World Championships. The President and First Lady have been very impressed by theperformance of our men and women so far and will be on hand to personally wish themmore gold. He hopes to see Kenya add to its gold tally.The President will make his first official visit to China on 19
at the invitation of theGovernment of the Peoples’ Republic of China.The China visit will be dominated by discussions on business and investment. A businessdelegation of more than 60 people – who are paying their own bills in full – will be at handto join the President on this leg of his tour. It includes some of the most prominentpersonalities in industry.The delegation also has 5 governors and some members of both Houses of Parliament.China is an important trading partner and has massive investments in our country, especiallyin infrastructure, telephony and technology.While in China, President Kenyatta will sign framework agreements on a powertransmission project for our nation’s capital Nairobi. He will also sign other agreements oneconomic and technical cooperation.The President will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding on environment protectionbetween the Ministry of Environment Protection of the Peoples’ Republic of China andKenya’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.