Monday, 26th September at 6:00 p.m  

The Fig Tree Restaurant, Accra Beach Hotel, Christ Church, Barbados.

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Celebrating

The 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China With a Reception held at the Fig Tree Restaurant, Accra Beach Hotel, Christ Church, Barbados.

 Ambassador Wang Ke of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Barbados raises her glass in offering a toast.

   Ambassador Wang Ke ( at right ) sharing the cutting of the Birthday Celebratory Cake with the Hon. Richard Sealy, Acting Prime Minister who is also Minister of Tourism and International Transport ( second right ) and The Hon. Steven Blackett, M.P. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

   “ H. E. Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, Governor General and Lady Blegrave,

      Hon. Richard Sealy, Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Sir Marston Gibson, Chief Justice, Hon. Ministers of the Cabinet, Members of Parliament, Representatives from Diplomatic Corps, Representatives from Chinese Association in Barbados, Chinese Companies in Barbados, Confucius Institute of University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Friends from Media, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

       Good evening. Welcome to the reception in celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

      In the past 67 years, especially in the past 38 years since China adopted its Reform and Opening-up Policy, great achievements and dramatic changes have taken place. Now China ranks in the world the second largest economy, the biggest trader of goods and the third largest direct overseas investor, meanwhile per capita GDP reaching 8,000 US dollars, middle-income population surpassing 100 million, over 700 million people having been lifted out of poverty, the life of 1.3 billion Chinese people has been significantly improved. …………………………..

Ladies and gentlemen,  In the past year, the relations of friendly cooperation between China and Barbados also made new developments and gratifying breakthroughs.

We maintained frequent bilateral contacts and exchanges and kept effective communication and coordination on global and regional issues of our mutual concern. This March, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao visited Barbados and together with Foreign Minister Senator the Hon. Maxine McClean co-hosted the Sixth Round of Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Countries Having Diplomatic Relations with China. The two sides reached broad consensus on the enhancement of solidarity and pragmatic cooperation. China and Barbados also signed Treaty on Extradition and Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, which marked Barbados the first in the Caribbean to sign the above-mentioned legal treaties with China.”  ………………..  READ MORE …….

    H.E. Ambassador Wang Ke's Remarks at the Reception in Celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China

Giving his congratulatory address is the Hon. Richard Sealy, Acting Prime Minister who is also Minister of Tourism and International Transport . ( Pictured above )

  Pictured above —  H. E. Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, Governor General of Barbados ( second from right ) in conversation with The Hon. Denis Kellman, M.P.: Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development ( extreme right ): Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister ( second from left ) and  H.E. Ambassador Wang Ke' ( extreme left )