Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Monday held a virtual event to Celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) amid call for enhanced bilateral ties to realize shared goals and aspirations.

Zhou Pingjian, the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya said that Sino-Kenya bilateral cooperation in diverse spheres was flourishing.

“The China-Kenya Relationship is in its best shape. Our fruitful and wide-ranging practical cooperation stands out in China-Africa Cooperation,” said Zhou at the event that was attended by senior officials and diplomats.

“Our cooperation and mutual assistance in the fight against COVID-19 represents a prime example of solidarity in the face of a disease,” he added.

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya organized the virtual event in line with social distancing and other public health guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of novel coronavirus

Zhou said that China is committed to robust cooperation with Kenya to achieve shared objectives regardless of shifting geopolitical landscape.

“No matter how the international landscape may evolve, China will never waver in its determination to pursue greater solidarity and cooperation with Kenya,” said Zhou.

He said that Beijing will partner with Kenya to hasten realization of objectives outlined in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) alongside implementation of key outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Zhou said China and Kenya are firmly committed to advancing multilateralism as a prerequisite to achieving lasting peace and inclusive development.

Tom Amolo, Political & Diplomatic Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Nairobi recognizes China as a strategic partner in diverse fields to help realize a national agenda for growth and transformation.

“Indeed, this partnership has augmented the delivery of our targets in various fields as encapsulated in our developmental blue-print, Vision 2030 and the Big 4 Agenda.” Said Amolo.

He said that Sino-Kenya bilateral trade was on an upward trajectory, adding that the two countries were united in support of a multilateral system that prioritizes the fight against poverty and inequality.

“We must thus continue to rally behind multilateralism as the world becomes more diverse and complex yet more interdependent,” said Amolo.