Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs, East African,Regional and International Co-operation, said reports by some ofthe Kenyan media that Tanzania was interfering with the electionsin Kenya were baseless.
He added: "The rival camps are using every technique in theplaybook to outperform one another but the Tanzanian government isnot siding with any of the two major camps."
Some Kenyan media have reported that Tanzanian President JohnMagufuli was supporting Raila, his longtime friend.
But Mahiga said Tanzania respected and believed in theprinciples of democracy and good governance and thus there was noway it could stick its nose into Kenyan internal politicalaffairs.
He asked the public to ignore the misleading reports in some ofthe Kenyan media saying they were unhealthy for the growth ofdemocracy and good relations in the region. Enditem
by Xinhua Writers Zhong Ya, Wang Yi
BEIJINGPRAGUE, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The first Chinese Sichuan Food Festival held in Celakovice, a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic on Friday Damen Nike Cortez Classic Nylon Rosa Schuhe Schweiz , introduced locals to oriental cuisine and facilitated people-to-people and cultural exchanges between both countries.
The food festival, jointly held by China's Chengdu Restaurant and the government of Celakovice, invited Sichuan chef Xie Junxian to the scene to introduce the cooking concepts of Chinese food.
Xie also performed cutting food blindfolded, food carving and other cooking skills, which were eye-openers for the local audience.
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"Every nation has its own food culture, but we have pursuing good flavor in common. Delicious cuisine binds us together. Only the most outstanding chefs can create the best flavor, and Mr. Xie is one of them. I feel so honored to have Mr. Xie here to provide us with Chinese delicacies," Mayor of Celakovice Petr Patek said at the opening ceremony of the food festival.
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"This is the first time for Chinese restaurants and the local government to jointly hold a Chinese food festival in the Czech Republic. The next food festival will also include Czech food and even cooking contests between Chinese and Czech chefs, to make the festival more fun and abundant, thus building a platform for China-Czech cultural exchanges," said Wang Yong Nike Air Presto BR Alle Marine Schweiz , the CEO of Chengdu Restaurant, co-host of the food festival.
Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan arrived in Romania on July 12 for a week-long official goodwill visit both to Romania and the Czech Republic.
China and the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries need to promote institutionalized people-to-people exchanges and help people of both sides to gain a better understanding of one another, Liu said at the China-CEE countries' political parties dialogue held in Romania on Friday.
"The CPC is willing to work together with political parties of the CEE countries to build bridges of communication to facilitate cooperation between the localities and businesses of China and the CEE countries," he said.
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