President of Kenya Visits Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and his delegation visited Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on 23 August. Mr. Chen Dongzheng, Chairman of SZSE, held discussion with the Kenyan delegation. Mr. Chen Dongzheng briefed guests on SZSE’s efforts in building a multi-tiered capital market, especially the role the capital market plays to facilitate economic transition and industrial upgrading. He said SZSE’s commitment to building consensus and forming synergy coincides with the Kenyan national spirit of “Harambee (all pull together)”.
President Kenyatta said he had observed that SZSE’s impressive growth was driven by unity of purpose, focus, discipline and diligence. President Kenyatta said the Kenyan government was creating an environment conducive for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to thrive. The Nairobi Securities Exchange is planning to develop a market segment for SMEs and Kenya would like to strengthen communication with SZSE. President Kenyatta rang the opening bell for trading. He was accompanied by Mr. Liu Guangyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya and Mr. Zhang Wen, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen.