From October 17 to 25, 2019, Lawyer Gong Xusheng from the Law firm of Jiangsu New High, together with relevant leaders of the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province and leaders of enterprises in Jiangsu Province, formed an eight-member delegation to participate in a series of activities organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China to visit Kenya and Senegal.
The delegation arrived in Nairobi on 17 October. After a half-day break, members of the delegation participated in a presentation on Kenya's investment climate co-hosted by the Department of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Kenya Investment Authority and the United Nations International Trade Centre at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi. Representatives of many central and private enterprises as well as local Kenyan enterprises attended the presentation. Mr. Stephen Odua, Director General of the Private Sector Development Department of the Ministry of Industry, Mr. Wu Peng, Ambassador of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, and Director General of the Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce of China addressed the meeting. The members of the delegation communicated and communicated with the entrepreneurs attending the meeting.
During their stay in Kenya, members of the delegation communicated with Wei Xiaolin, director of the Pearl River Special Economic Zone in Kenya, a special economic zone operated by Chinese enterprise New South Group. Lawyer Gong Xusheng talked with New Southern Group about infrastructure, security, preferential tax policies, logistics, transportation and other factors in the special economic zone. Lawyer Gong expressed his intention to cooperate with the Pearl River Special Economic Zone in terms of providing legal services for Chinese enterprises to enter the park and announcing the policies of entering the park according to the instructions of Jiangsu Province Lawyers Association. Director Wei Xiaolin said that Kenya Pearl River Special Economic Zone is looking forward to establishing closer cooperation with law firms in Jiangsu.
As the central country of the East African Community, Kenya plays a pivotal role in the legal service market of the whole East African Community. According to the instructions of Lou Qinjian, Party Secretary of Jiangsu Province, on the construction of overseas legal service team at the Opening to the Outside World Conference of Jiangsu Province, to explore the improvement of foreign-related service ability of Jiangsu lawyers, Lawyer Gong Xusheng met with Wangui, partner of the famous Kenyan law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna, to jointly explore the possibility of strategic cooperation between the two law firms. The two sides reached preliminary consensus on cooperation during the meeting and look forward to the final implementation of cooperation.
The delegation left for Senegal on 20 October. On October 23, members of the delegation attended the promotion meeting of China-Senegal investment cooperation projects to learn about the progress of China-Senegal investment cooperation projects. Entrepreneurs from both countries expressed their expectations for future cooperation projects.