Diaspora Affairs PS Roseline Njogu is in China to pursue opportunities for the Kenyan diaspora and deepen the relationship between Hong Kong and Kenya.
PS Njogu, who arrived in China on Sunday for a five-day official visit, said she is leading a delegation to structure frameworks for engagement between Kenya and the special administrative region of Hong Kong.
She was received by Ambassador Edwin Afande, Kenya’s Charge d’affaires in Beijing and Dr Tam Wing Kun, the Honorary Consul of Kenya in Hong Kong and Macau.
According to the State Department of Diaspora Affairs, the visit and the discussions will revolve around deepening the relations and partnership between Kenya and China’s Hong Kong region, creation of employment and investment opportunities, Kenyan diaspora workers’ welfare and rights, exchange of culture and knowledge transfer.
“During her visit, the PS is expected to meet vital stakeholders including the Diaspora Community, Hong Kong Bureau of Welfare and Labour and Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce among others,” the department said.
Njogu’s visit follows her meeting with Amb Afande in Nairobi on June 14, where they explored ways on how to better serve the Kenyan Diaspora, expand opportunities for jobs and education for Kenyans in China and other upcoming diaspora engagements.
Earlier in May, Amb Afande was in Hong Kong, where he led officials of the embassy in Beijing in talks to explore areas of cooperation between Kenya and Hong Kong with chairman of the Asia and Africa Committee Jonathan Lamport at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
The delegation consisted of Trade attaché Livingstone Wahuro, Second Secretary Wilma Loyatum, and Honorary Consul to Hong Kong Tam.
“Trade and investment were among the key pillars identified for cooperation in line with our Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda. Kenya’s unique advantage as the principal gateway to East and Central Africa, her world-class infrastructure and young tech savvy human resource was underscored,” the embassy said.
In November 2018, some 80 Hong Kong business representatives visited Kenya in search for investment and business opportunities.