Kenyan leaders says Africa needs partnerships to grow economies

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-02 19:54:11|Editor: xuxin
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NAIROBI, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday African countries need to complement each other to help build strong economies which their citizens can utilize to create wealth and come out of poverty.

Kenyatta, who spoke in Nairobi when he bade farewell to the outgoing South African High Commissioner to Kenya, Koleka Anita Mqulwana, said complementing each other would go a long way in empowering citizens and the continent at large.

"We as African countries are not competitors; we can actually complement each other. We need to bring our people together and build the continent," he said in a statement issued after the event in Nairobi.

"We have strong economies that can build our countries if we pull together. We have the resources, manpower, market, which we need to take advantage of and build the continent," Mqulwana added.

Kenyatta commended the outgoing South African High Commissioner for working hard to strengthen the bilateral and friendly relations between the two countries.

On her part, the outgoing envoy said the two countries also have many more opportunities of investment especially in the blue economy.

Mqulwana said her country is ready to offer opportunities to Kenya, especially in the field of training of coast guards.