Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang flew form Tanzania to Kenya on January 15, at the end of an eleven-nation tour of Africa.
1. GV Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang arriving at Nairobi airport. 0.03
2. SV President Daniel Arap Mai and Vie-President Nwai Kabaki waiting on tarmac. 0.08
3. GV Mr. Zhao comes down aircraft steps and is greeted by President Arap Moi. 0.33
4. SV Zhao receiving bunch of flowers. 0.36
5. GV Two leaders walk across tarmac, as press look on. (3 SHOTS) 1.05
6. SV Two leaders watching traditional dances. (2 SHOTS) 1.28
7. SV Kenyan and Chinese flag at full mast. 1.30
9. SV Two leaders leaving in open car as crowd cheers. 1.46
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Background: NAIROBI, KENYA
Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang flew form Tanzania to Kenya on January 15, at the end of an eleven-nation tour of Africa. He was met at Nairobi International Airport by President Daniel Arap Moi, vice-President Mwai Kibaki, and other Kenyan officials. At a banquet in his honour, Mr. Zhao said Africa had become a powerful force in international politics, and he stressed its major role in maintaining world peace. He also said the aim of his visit to Kenya was to strengthen links of friendship and solidarity. The Kenyan leader praised China's role in helping liberation movements in Africa, and expressed concern at the effects of the world recession on Africa. He said industrialised nations seemed reluctant to support a new world economic order, and their apparent selfishness now called for a new era of co-operation between developing countries. A statement from Kenya's official news agency said President Moi hoped to increase commercial and cultural co-operation with China. Political observers believe the large number of African nations Mr. Zhao visited during his month's tour showed China's wish to make as many friends as possible, regardless of their policies.
Source: REUTERS - MOHAMED AMIN