Foreign Ministers of China and Dominica exchange congratulatory letters for the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between their two countries

China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi has sent a congratulatory letter to Dominica’s Foreign Minister, Francine Baron on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Dominica and China established diplomatic relations on March 23rd, 2004.

The letter from Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the response from Dominican Foreign Minister Baron are posted below.

Congratulatory Letter from Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

to Dominican Foreign Minister Baron


Hon. Wang Yi


Honorable Francine Baron

Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs


The Commonwealth of Dominica


Honorable Minister,

On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of Dominica, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and best wishes to you.

Dominica is a good friend and partner of China in the Caribbean region. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 15 years ago, with the caring and guiding of the leadership of both countries, the China-Dominica relations have developed rapidly, the cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results and the two countries have also maintained good communication and coordination in the international affairs. Not long ago, the Seventh 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 was held in Beijing. The Chinese side appreciates and thanks for your adherence at the Consultations and the active role of Dominica as the coordinator of the Caribbean side.

The Chinese side attaches great importance to the China-Dominica relations. With the opportunity of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, we would like to make great effort to improve the level of mutual political trust, take solid step to move forward in the joint promotion of the Belt and Road Initiative and make new and greater achievements in the friendly cooperation between China and Dominica.


Wang Yi

State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China

March 6th, 2019


Congratulatory Letter from Dominican Foreign Minister Baron to

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi


Hon. Francine Baron


March 8, 2019

Honourable Wang Yi

State Councillor and Minister for Foreign Affairs




Dear Honourable Wang Yi,

I am pleased to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 6th March 2019 offering congratulations to the Government and People of Dominica on the attainment by our two countries of the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. I take this opportunity to extend congratulations to you as well on this occasion.

Indeed, we regard this as an important milestone in the political and diplomatic history of our country, marking as it does, the maturing of an important partnership characterized by mutual respect, openness, and mutual benefit.

We recall with satisfaction advances in our relationship, not only regarding coordination in political affairs but in terms of the contribution by the People’s Republic of China to the realization of our development plans in agriculture, infrastructure, education, human resource development and in the modernization of our health care delivery system among others. Additionally, we recall with pleasure the several occasions when you have responded with generosity and concern to crises in Dominica brought about by hurricanes and devastating storms which are the consequence of climate change.

We look back with pride at the many successes in our development cooperation over the past fifteen years, and we are positive that our political coordination and economic collaboration will only grow from strength to strength. We therefore look forward to greater collaboration in pursuing our goal to build a climate resilient Dominica, particularly within the context of the Belt and Road initiative. Additionally, we hope to continue to work with you in ensuring that our young people are educated and trained where they are able to keep pace with future oriented developments in information and communications technologies, agricultural science and in the management of the environment

I take this opportunity to renew my appreciation to you for the successful hosting of the Seventh 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 which took place in Beijing.

We wish continued success of the People’s Republic of China and renew our support for the peaceful reunification of China.

Please accept Minister the assurance of our strong commitment to the China-Dominica partnership as well as the assurance of our highest consideration.


Francine Baron

Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs

Commonwealth of Dominica


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  1. Man bites dogs
    March 21, 2019

    One China one love. Thank you for being a good friend of Dominica and the Labour government. The majority of Dominicans will always welcome China and its people. “Man bites dogs” Is saying to that booboo man Linton, after he finished collecting peoples money in a hat and pretending to be for his so-called Workers looneys party he can go to where the sun never shines. Any man or woman seen collecting moneys in the US using a hat there’s a conman or something fishy about it.

  2. %
    March 20, 2019

    I’ ve got a life already and now when we win Doc will be minister of Grass and health care. I will open my own dispensary making my sales legal. Plus we will restructure the passport sales. Just like we gave duty free in the epoch when we were on stage and incharge. Remember Tim as Fin minister gave an Asian lady duty free for something Eddo did not get ???? She did not find him appealing enough.Instru got the Bad got not the ugly.Duty free worked miracles.

  3. Only goodness
    March 20, 2019

    I hope Dominica is smart enough to avoid lending money from China. China has a reputation of handing out loans to countries which they know are highly likely to fall short on repayments. Then they swoop in and lay claim when countries fail to pay.

    • %
      March 20, 2019

      You are late on advising us Only badness.
      We were sold many,many moons ago. More than 9 yrs ago. Ever heard of the MOU with China?
      Many an African country has fallen victim. They are Chinese owned only thing it is not said openly. P.M Presidents are held by the cojones So is Lazy Skerrit and so will be silly LL who wants to take control.
      Dice song which Pat wrote said in a line there is always another foolish politician wanting to take over.Is he dissing his friend there and not realizing it.? We are screwed 10,000 fold. Dumb… Double doc went to China after betraying his own boss and got a Stadium for DA best he had requested a theatre and a musical hall.There is hardly any sport played in the Winsor park today more frequently used to sewo hhahahaha.We are screwed big time. we dont want any part of it if Neo DLP wins. We Making Marigot Wesley, Concord, Woodfordhill etc a separate county. Ahfouahweeland.

    • %
      March 20, 2019

      Only goodness
      That should read Borrow

  4. dissident
    March 20, 2019

    Are celebrating the fulfillment of the MOU?
    like where were you in the last 15 years?

    I look at the bridge next to the market as a solid representation of our relationship. …….forgotten
    After 15 years we hoping to celebrate the completion of the first phase of our hospital. …that is another symbol of our relationship

  5. Man bites dogs
    March 20, 2019

    Lazy layout Linton must Go
    Lazy layout Linton must Go
    Lazy layout Linton must Go
    Dominicans must never let Linton and his two heads snakes into government again just remember what they did to Dominica and the public in just over 4 years. We should and never forget that it would be criminal to let that happen again… We in Dominica have a nice flourishing fruitful government let us keep it that way until otherwise. God bless Dominica 🇩🇲

    • Ibo France
      March 20, 2019

      Hundreds of people trampling one another to get a measly handout at the RED CLINIC is contrary to a flourishing, fruitful government. This government is the manufacturer of accelerating POVERTY, mushrooming VAGRANCY, astronomic JOBLESSNESS, entrenched partisan political DIVISION, rampant CORRUPTION and an irreparable damaged REPUTATION. Because of Skerrit’s shenanigans, Dominica has lost its prominence in the region and further afield.

  6. Neville
    March 20, 2019

    Nothing but empty words. Not worth the paper they are printed on! We want to see the MOU.

  7. %
    March 19, 2019

    The % dem like Copeil or Blessing occupying the posts.
    The real /authentic lie authentic DLP have been messed up by infiltrated alias Neo DLP.
    This % ting is complex just like real DLP is with Freedomites who bolted now controlling and have spoilt Authentic DLP of Leblanc. & Alfrey. The one claiming to be real % is a former DFP ite during it’s banana days
    By now we should all know who it is. IT who ever IT is .
    Bill linton said what ever is IS.

    • %
      March 20, 2019

      Lol Am LMAO really, really loud man! you guys are the bomb. Lazy % real imagined imposter all these comical characters DA is the best. You guys provide great entertainment all day ,night, week ,month and year round. I tried asking Alwin Bully to join me in a film on DA being a failed State. No response. Friend tell me he is dealing with ailments. Others claim he drank the coolade Skerrit et Al served and continue to.Thought of Hyacinth i was informed he too. So I thought of Bruno am being told he is now a political Scientistand not into drama on stage now on radio and other social media. Am being told only the 3 stooges are available but they only do radio and are part of the malignancy of what is wrong with DA. Q95 is UWP compromised more so an absent boss who has just got the freedom to return lol waiting to re in co-operate if UWP an pull off another win. This is like teetering over a cliff .Are we done as a country and under new colonial masters ? We need confirmation

      • %
        March 20, 2019

        Only the Neo-DLP can make it known right now. Maybe if Local Larry King/ Hon LL can serve as bearer of the bad news in the event of a future win/like in Espoire mal Papaye. when /if he wins an even get a heart attack when he opens the MOU.

  8. Para R
    March 19, 2019

    We need a Government of Salvation? That was what Claudine Williams was trying to say all that time. Allu man joking.

    PPOD is the answer!

  9. %
    March 19, 2019

    who is the real % the Ahfouahwee one or the other one who is ahfouahthey mad dem mad, mad they mad% imposter%
    % ,% real% bogus% true%all% is one Comess
    % ,% real% bogus% true%

  10. Shaka Zulu
    March 19, 2019

    Writing penpals back in style. Only person that should be celebrating 15 years is Skerrit.

  11. Pipo
    March 19, 2019

    Has Roosevelt Skerrit already been sidelined?

  12. %
    March 19, 2019

    Tell nous about the MOU.
    Time will tell. If they win again look out for 200000 Slants on island this summer. If they lose LL follows the same FP with them. $$$$$$$$. Everybody in opposition broke more so the main opposition. Passport sales nah Change. Remember the phrase “Plus ca change plus ce la meme chose.”
    More of the same old Chaps! under UWP, Neo DLP pirates Vital oats of Mamo, Pappy??? The new Party in the diaspora lol! We need a Gov’t of National Salvation. again.

    • Para R
      March 19, 2019

      Mammie next time vote that new Party – People Party of Dominica. Boy is now they making sense

  13. %
    March 19, 2019

    Many level headed Dominica are still asking for the MOU signed between the two nations .Imagine Skerrit and Reggie, two accomplished bozos who cannot debate or discuss, but insult,signing an agreement on my behalf !!!.One of them I think it’s Austrie,who lied to the nation saying that they negotiated for 19 hours on the trot in China…Austrie,Skerrit, two doggone liars you all are!! Labourites were clapping to the liars..No wonder we are where we are ..
    But thank God those wickeds have 3/4 of their evil souls out of governance ..They are going!!!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • %
      March 19, 2019

      Not the real %
      % Must Go
      % Must Go
      imposter % Must Go Now

    • Thanks
      March 20, 2019

      % get a life, you went to Houston to embarrass yourself again. The Lazy Skeritte rebuild Dominica 🇩🇲 while you sought unwanted attention. Your name calling and innuendos are useless, because, we will give DLP another 5 years. Be sure to take your medication, %.

      • %
        March 20, 2019

        I have my Marijuana prescribe by our Ahfouahwee doc already. Grown amidst his flowers. He is not only a doc but a farmer 4 many yrs. hahahaha later for allyou silly Roseau people. You must see his bright coloured flowers and green Marijauna. Make ur plate colourful like the rainbow.

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