20 University of Nairobi students receive Chinese Ambassador Scholarships.
Date and time: 
Mon, 2018-12-17 13:13

 

20 University of Nairobi students have benefited from Chinese Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarship has benefited over 100 bright needy students from humble background in the last 5 years.

The scholarship award took place at the Chinese Embassy on Friday, November 15, 2018 as the Chinese Embassy was celebrating 55 years of Kenya – China relations.

Hon. Raphael Tuju, who was the Chief Guest observed that currently,   Kenya – China trade relation is tilted towards the Chinese favour and as government, they are working hard to ensure that both countries benefit equally. Kenya plans to increase its exports in macadamia, tea, flowers, among others. Some Chinese companies are planning on setting up industries locally, to help in achieving the Big Four Agenda of manufacturing and creating jobs for the youth.

Chinese Embassy charge d'affaires Li Xuhang said that the period has brought with it political, economic and social transformation for both countries as well as bringing the two countries closer together. The two countries enjoy good political relations as leaders of the two countries have met on several occasions. He also noted that over 400 Chinese Companies are in Kenya doing business and enjoying bilateral trade. Among the notable Chinese projects in the country include the Standard Gauge Railway line, Thika Super Highway, among others.

"China-Kenya relations are at a new historical point, with unprecedented opportunities and broad prospects. Facing the future, we will continue to uphold the principles of strategic mutual trust, win-win cooperation with shared benefits, and push forward the better alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative and Eight Major Action Plans of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Summit with Kenya's Big Four Agenda, to achieve faster and greater development of China-Kenya relations," said Li.

In his address, Tuju said China had contributed significantly to Africa's struggle for freedom against colonialism and that this cooperation has grown and is now witnessed in development projects, including infrastructure expansion, agriculture modernization, industrialization and skill transfer.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-31 13:13