President lauds Guyana/China’s close relationship

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President Donald Ramotar addressing guests at the Chinese Association dinner as part of Chinese New Year festivities.
President Donald Ramotar addressing guests at the Chinese Association dinner as part of Chinese New Year festivities.

[www.inewsguyana.com]The long friendship between Guyana and China is cause to celebrate, as over the decades, the relationship between the two countries has grown from strength, President Donald Ramotar told guests on Sunday evening (February 2) at a dinner in observance of the Chinese New Year.

Delivering brief remarks as part of the festivities at the Chinese Association Building on Brickdam, the President noted that the decision by his political party to support the Communist party after its revolution and ascension to power, showed great foresight since that country has developed at a pace that has surprised many other world powers, achieving great prominence over the years.

According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the president praised China for its assistance in various sectors, noting that the country always contributed to Guyana’s development.

Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Zhang Limin in a brief speech said that economically and socially, Guyana has been developing, and cooperation between the two nations has been expanding in various fields. The contribution by China to Guyana’s development, the ambassador said will continue.

President of the Chinese Association Shiloning Chow remarked that it was an honour to celebrate the start of a new year with the membership. He spoke of the support that the association has given to many of those who migrate to Guyana in terms of translation services and particularly to Chinese seeking to diversify into other sectors of the local economy.

Chow, who also said that in addition to the hosting of its traditional cultural fair, the association will give donations and assistance to various orphanages. Other plans also include the teaching of various Chinese dialects to interested persons and English classes for new comers to Guyana.

 

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