Kenya and China have signed an economic and technical agreement under which Chinese engineers will build a sports complex outside Nairobi and help the Kenyans develop their light industries and agriculture.
SV & GV Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi and Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang entering Great Hall of People in Peking, China.(2 SHOTS)
GV Military band playing national anthems. (2 SHOTS)
CU Kenyan and Chinese flags flying from balcony.
GV PAN President Arap Moi and Prime Minister Ziyang inspect guard of honour of People's Liberation Army. (4 SHOTS)
GV President Arap Moi and Prime Minister Ziyang arriving at banquet and taking seats.
SV Guests at banquet. (4 SHOTS)
GV Orchestra stands at banquet.
SV President Arap Moi and Chinese leaders at dinner. (2 SHOTS)
SV Kenyan and Chinese delegates toasting. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: Kenya and China have signed an economic and technical agreement under which Chinese engineers will build a sports complex outside Nairobi and help the Kenyans develop their light industries and agriculture. The agreement was signed in Peking on Tuesday (16 September) in the presence of the new Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang and Kenya's President Daniel Arap Moi, who is on a seven-day state visit to China.
SYNOPSIS: President Moi was welcomed by Premier Zhao after he arrived in Peking on Sunday (14 September) and a special ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the People - the first to be held inside the imposing parliament building since the Chinese government abolished ceremonies at the airport.
The agreement signed between the two countries also provides for Chinese technical assistance in the construction of a hydro-electric power station and with rice-growing techniques. During his meetings with Mr. Moi, Premier Zhao Ziyang said China was willing to take part in an international conference to resolve the crisis in Kampuchea. But first Vietnam must show its good will by starting a withdraw of its troops. Kenya at present, however, does not have relations with either the Vietnamese-backed Heng Samrin government or the pro-Chinese Pol Pot regime fighting a guerrilla war against the Vietnamese.
Premier Zhao was host at a banquet held later for the visiting Kenyan delegation. China is reported to look favourably on African nations which do not have too close a relationship with the Soviet Union. In the past, Peking has had much closer ties with Tanzania and Zambia than with Kenya.
The occasion marked the first state visit to China by a Kenyan head of state. President Moi was due to leave Peking on Wednesday (17 September), for a tour of the Yangtze River city of Nanking.