BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on winning the Kenyan presidential election.
Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily press briefing, adding that China highly values its relations with Kenya and regards the country as an important partner.
Kenya's electoral body declared Kenyatta as the president of the Republic of Kenya last Saturday after he won 6.17 million votes to beat his closest challenger Raila Odinga in historic elections held on March 4, the very first to be organized under Kenya's 2010 constitution.
"China is willing to boost cooperation with the new Kenyan government in order to boost ties and benefit the people of both countries," Hua said.
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