China’s Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Li Jiangning, says his country will continue to assist Dominica in its recovery and reconstruction efforts following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
The Ambassador made the remarks during the observance of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the Fort Young Hotel.
“I have been working closely with the Dominican government on further measures China can take to be of help,” he said. “I would like to make clear that China will continue to provide assistance to Dominica to help with the recovery and reconstruction efforts and we will continue to provide assistance and support with social and economic development in Dominica,” He said.
He also referred to Dominica as a “true friend.”
“We see Dominica as a true friend. We share each other’s pain as well as happiness,” he noted. “We felt the pain and sorrow in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika which devastated this beautiful nature island of the Caribbean causing heavy loss of lives and property. We felt as if it happened to us.”
Li also mentioned that it is his understanding that the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese community here has tried to do what they can in providing aid.
In addition following Tropical Storm Erika, both the Prime Minister and the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs were formally written to and the PRC expressed their profound condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of Dominica.
“China responded quickly and provided US$ 300,000 in the emergency humanitarian assistance to Dominica,” he said.