PRC first Ambassador officially welcomed
"The storm has been weathered. We know how to steer the boat. It will only make this relationship stronger”.
The People’s Republic of China new Embassy in Honiara will open next Monday.
This is following an official welcome of the first Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Li Ming by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavaer and the Governor General Sir David Vunagi last Friday.
Mr Li presented his credentials to Sir David Vunagi at the Government House to formalize his appointment.
The government officially welcomed Ambassador Li as he began to serve as the Ambassador in Honiara this week.
Prime Minister Sogavare described the newly established relationship with the People’s Republic of China as a “blessing to the Solomon Islands and its people”.
He said the Solomon Islands relationship with the People’s Republic of China is a demonstration of true and stronger partnership.
“It has been an interesting short journey, a couple of days away from our first anniversary.”
Mr Sogavare added, “The storm has been weathered. We know how to steer the boat. It will only make this relationship stronger”.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Mr Li thanked Prime Minister Sogavare for his political determination and strategic far sight.
“PRC will work closely with the Government and leadership to make our relationship grow stronger.”
His Excellency Mr Ming said, “Our relationship will be based on equality and mutual benefit and respect.”
He said PRC is looking forward to seeing the Solomon Islands Embassy in China up and running.