Dominica to benefit from attendance at Global Eco-Forum 2013 in China

PM Skerrit and Chinese premier Li shakes hand at the Great Hall of the People in China last Wednesday
PM Skerrit and Chinese premier Li shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in China last Wednesday

The Commonwealth of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China will look to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in adaptation and mitigation to climate change and sustainable development and work together to advance the environment and development cause of both countries.

That’s a commitment coming out of the 2013 Eco Forum Global Annual Conference, held in Guizhou province, China, last week.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was among world leaders who attended the forum.

The forum which was held under the theme: Building Eco Civilisation- Green Transformation and Transition, explored topics such as the green economy, environmental protection and ecological rehabilitation.

Eco- Forum Global in China is an informal international high-level platform dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of the concept of ecological civilization.

In a statement from the local Chinese Embassy on Tuesday, Counsellor Qiu Wei Wei said the forum promoted the sharing of knowledge and experiences in the implementation of policies regarding green economic transformation, and ecological security.

“Sustainable development is a global topic concerning long-term and realistic interests of all countries. As the largest developing country in the world, China attaches great importance to the construction of ecological civilization and integrates into the overall modernization process,” the statement reads.

The Dominica leader, during his visit to China, met with Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and exchanged views on bi lateral relations.

According to the Statement from the Chinese Embassy, “Chinese leaders spoke highly of the achievements during the past 9 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations and reiterated that China and Dominica have always treated each other with mutual respect and equality”.

The statement ended by stating that “China is willing to work with Dominica to consolidate the foundation for bilateral friendship and to explore new models for strengthening cooperation in trade, investment, agriculture, clean energy, medical care and transportation”.

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16 Comments

  1. Mahaut
    July 25, 2013

    The size and ppopulation of da is just a small hut in China, so Mr. Skerro , keepbringing them here and soon locals will be prevented from going to certain parts of the island.

  2. Lougaoo Mem
    July 24, 2013

    I’m I going over the free speech line DNO? My comment was posted when there was zero comment published. However, you’ve got the truth under moderation mode. WHY? Please, can you publish my comment? It’s only the truth.

  3. Faceup
    July 24, 2013

    Mr Skerrit, there are soft loans and there are loans that are repaid by favours. What is it Sir ?

  4. PetProjects
    July 24, 2013

    Shake that money tree Papa Skerro….. :-P .. When China comes knocking on D/ca door for their payment, You will do what you do best ” give excuses to your ppl”.

  5. Miss Kate
    July 24, 2013

    Why China don’t help themself!So much poverty it have in China.I don’t mean to sound ungrateful but China is lookin for their favors thts all.Wake up my ppl of Dominica.Take off ur blindfolds and read between the lines.

  6. Sati Sot
    July 24, 2013

    I trust China more than I trust Skerrit. China is the lesser evil.

  7. Sati Sot
    July 24, 2013

    More “BENEFIT?” Well boy, Dominica is on the street curb begging for bread daily.

  8. %
    July 24, 2013

    Stuppesssssssssssssssssssssssssss……..
    The poor people of this country needs employment, job creation, good governance, functional institutions, a thriving economy, proper medical care and attention,etc, etc, etc…
    This cannot happen under this failed and corrupt cabal.
    WHERE HAVE ALL THE MONIES GONE????????

  9. tumble,backkick
    July 24, 2013

    China wants what the US and UK wanted from all other countries. They passed DA bwe nas so let’s see what happens now.

  10. Lougaoo Mem
    July 24, 2013

    Hmmm! China is currently one of the world’ greatest polluter with the most unhealthy air to breathe in its cities. Frankly speaking, they have not done much to help curb the pollution, thereby denying their people a healthy environment to live.

    This is an other photo-up by a leader for his people who continue to sing praises, in as much as most of them are now experiencing the hardest times economically of their lives.

    There’s nothing China can do to help our environment but to contaminate our rivers and use our pristine island as a haven to escape their polluted cities.

    If we are not careful, soon our beloved island will not be the same demographically and environmentally. We are badly in need of new leaders to guide us through. May God continues to bless Dominica and its people.

  11. Faceup
    July 24, 2013

    Chupessss. China what do you want from us? you know what? take your money some where else, we don’t trust you..

    • IPO
      July 24, 2013

      They want your bouyoun music and all the wild forest and all the brilliant people in DA. Do you know we have brilliant scientist that create the internet, spaceships, medicine

    • britbob
      July 24, 2013

      Are you living in a different Dominica tome . The one I am living in needs the helpfrom wherever it comes to employ its people, to house them , educate them and keep them healthy. and if China is willing to help in order to spread its international influence.. that is a trade worth making … unless you want to go back to eating near extinct crapaud.

      • Faceup
        July 24, 2013

        bribob.. Stop being a begger, and stop taking loan from people, you can pay it back, yes? you lie, go plant bananas you to lazy !

      • WHAT
        July 24, 2013

        with your diluted reasoning a hungry man should take food from the devil instead of looking for something to eat,sell your soul if you want but mine not for sale :-x :-x :-x

      • ()
        July 24, 2013

        @ WHAT With all your diluted thinking, you are not totally insane, because at least you can realise that Dominicans are hungry. THIS IS POWERFUL! The question is therefore,why are so many people including lapdogs of Skerrit like you hungry and the greedy and corrupt ones are still grabbing, already their stomachs are filled. It’s because of people like you who are picking crumbs, and keeping them where they are. One day hope that you see the light.ITS A WICKET SET OF RULERS, who are taking this country into abject poverty, with fools like you on board.

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