China’s new ambassador to Dominica His Excellency Li Jiangning today applauded the economic achievements of the government of Dominica. During a courtesy call on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Ambassador Li said the government had over the past few years “implemented policies to develop the economy, improve the livelihood of the people, and resisted the negative impact of the international financial crisis and have led the economy on to a track of recovery.” He said that the relationship between the two countries is “a very good one”, based on a strong friendship and close cooperation.
Prime Minister Skerrit, in welcoming Ambassador Li to Dominica, expressed satisfaction with the relationship between the PRC and Dominica, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in March.
Mr Skerrit said that the “ relationship between Dominica and China has grown very rapidly and we have entered into numerous technical cooperation agreements.” Mr Skerrit told the new ambassador, “You are coming to a country that has excellent relations with China, a government that recognizes and adheres to the One China policy and also the non-involvement in each other’s internal operations.”
He said, “We look forward to your journey here and your sojourn here in Dominica and rest assured of our absolute co-operation with yourself and your embassy to ensure that your vision here is extremely successful.”
Ambassador Li presented his credentials to President Savarin on January 8. He replaces former ambassador Wang Zonglai who left Dominica in December after a three-year stint.