Kenyan ODM party leader says hopes to learn from CPC's ruling experience

09:30, October 21, 2009      

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Musalia Mudavadi, a senior leader of Kenya's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, said here Tuesday that his party wants to learn from the ruling experience of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Invited by the CPC, a delegation from ODM, led by Mudavadi, is visiting China from Oct. 14 to 21.

The ODM, which was founded in 2005, became one of the ruling parties in Kenya in 2008, with Raila Odinga, leader of the ODM as prime minister in a grand coalition government, and Mudavadi as deputy prime minister.

Mudavadi said the relations with the CPC were extremely important. The CPC has 88 years of history and 60 years of ruling experience. He said he hopes to exchange views with the CPC, and learn from the CPC.

"Sixty-years is a very long time of leadership and that means the CPC works very well," he said.

Besides Beijing, the delegation also visited Hunan Province in central China to see the CPC's organizing structures in rural areas.

The delegation also visited farms and agricultural machinery companies in Hunan. He hoped that Kenya could cooperate with China National Hybrid Rice R&D Center to product more rice in Africa.

He said Kenya wanted to import agricultural machinery from China to help the farmers in Kenya.

The deputy prime minister expressed satisfaction over the support China has given in infrastructure and educational sections. He said he hoped the two countries could have more exchanges and cooperation in medicine and agriculture.

Source: Xinhua
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