Kenyan President sends Lunar New Year greetings to all Chinese

China Plus Published: 2019-02-04 20:07:15
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday sent out a message to the Chinese people around the world celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. [File photo: VCG]

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta. [File photo: VCG]

In his message, Kenyatta says China and Kenya have a historical, long-term partnership, which includes a vibrant friendship. He says he hopes the relationship will continue blossoming in future.

"The friendship and partnership between Kenya and China is very old; in recent years, we have drawn even closer together, with tight cooperation now across a whole range of areas, from industry to infrastructure. That cooperation has changed the lives of ordinary people in both countries: here in Kenya, we see it most clearly in the Standard Gauge Railway, the region's most ambitious infrastructure project. It remains a reminder of what can be achieved when Kenya and China work together for the common good."

Kenyatta also says he looks forward to further and closer cooperation with China in the "Year of the Pig."

"Much has been done; much remains to be done. I look forward, as do the people of Kenya, to working with China, a true partner and friend, in the year to come. Happy new year!" the president said.

The Lunar New Year, known as the Spring Festival in China, is considered the most important festival of the year for Chinese people. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people make their way to their home towns to reunite with their families.

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