Some 55 exemplary Kenyan employees working in Chinese companies in Kenya have left the country for China for an eight-day visit.
The second group will depart on the 15 of April, and they are expected to visit Beijing and Shanghai in trips organized by the Kenya China Economic and Trade Association.
The employees come from across the country representing various counties including; Meru, Siaya, Kilifi, Busia, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Kitui, Kisii and Nairobi.
The exercise began on Monday and China’s Commercial Counsellor Guo Ce commended the teams and thanked them for their hard work and time-honored loyal support.
“The outstanding employees traveling to China represent some of the best Chinese companies here. The representatives will travel to the two mega cities in China that are Shanghai the largest city and Beijing the capital of China. I believe after this trip you will have a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture which will help you more in your future work with Chinese companies,” he said.
To mark the 55th anniversary of China and Kenya diplomatic relations, the group was selected from the leading 20 Chinese in Kenya and will enjoy a fully sponsored trip to China for their performance within their organizations.
According to Capital News, the Chair of the Kenya China Economic Trade Association (KCETA) Li Changgui said they are committed to strengthening the Kenya-China economic and trade cooperation.
“With the continuous improvement of the friendly relationship between China and Kenya over the years, Kenyan and Chinese employees in Chinese enterprises have made a series of impressive achievements which have improved the living conditions of local residents and promoted the rapid economic development of Kenya and surrounding areas,” said Li.
Apart from visiting some tourist hotspots, they will also visit some major Chinese companies including China Road and Bridge Corporation and Huawei Technologies, who represent China’s strength in manufacturing and technology.
Kenya and China have enjoyed close relations over the last 55 years. China is Kenya’s largest trading partner, having overtaken the traditional trade partners in value and volumes of goods and services exchanged between the two countries.