Dominica joined hands with its Chinese counterparts on Friday evening to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at a cocktail reception at the Chinese embassy.
In attendance were the acting president of Dominica, the Prime Minster, government ministers and a number of society’s elites.
In a brief discourse, Charge D’affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy Sun Jiliang said China was honored to share in its celebrations with Dominica, its partner in development. He spoke of the history of the Chinese people and its position on the global scene as the second largest economy.
Regarding China/Dominica relations, the embassy’s operations head said “we have ample confidence to expect even closer, friendly and cooperative ties in all stripes between China and Dominica in the future.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit expressed congratulations to China’s milestone achievement on behalf of the Dominican people. He praised the achievements and contributions of the nation to the world, particularly small developing countries like Dominica.
To date, China is financing an estimated 2,700 projects across the globe and despite its position as the second largest economy in the world, China it self is considered a developing country.
“On behalf of the government and people of Dominica, I congratulate you on this achievement. Your happiness is our happiness. Your progress is our progress. And your success is our success,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.