(By Chinese Embassy in Dominica)
On Wednesday, November 22nd, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the Peoples' Republic of China H.E. Deng Boqing
presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the
Commonwealth of Dominica H.E. Nicholas J.O. Livepool at the
At first, H.E. Ambassador Deng Boqing conveyed the cordial
greetings and best wishes of His Excellency President Hu Jintao of
the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Government and
people to His Excellency President Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and the
Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica. He said the
Commonwealth of Dominica is an important country in the Caribbean
Region. Dominica is committed to upholding independence and
sovereign integrity and enhancing friendship and cooperation with
other countries. It is also an active participant in regional
integration process and has made important contribution to
maintaining stability and promoting development in the region. The
Chinese Government and people sincerely wish the Commonwealth of
Dominica greater success in national development.
The Chinese Ambassador spoke highly of China-Dominica relations.
He pointed out that China and Dominica have enjoyed sound and fast
growth of friendly relations. There is fruitful bilateral exchanges
and cooperation in the political, trade and economic, cultural and
educational fields. The two countries have closely cooperated with
and supported each other on international and regional issues.
China highly appreciate the Dominican Government's adherence to the
one China principle.
H.E. Deng Boqing said during his posting, he will make every
effort to strengthen the friendship between the two peoples and
promote the friendly and cooperative relations between the two
countries. He is convinced that in carrying out the important
mission in Dominica, he shall receive great support and assistance
from the Dominican Government and people.
H.E. the President Nicholas J.O. Liverpool welcomed H.E.
Ambassador Deng Boqing to Dominica and asked Ambassador Deng to
convey to the Chinese President H.E. Hu Jintao, the best wishes of
the Government and the people of Dominica. The Dominican President
said China is a great country in the world. The Dominican
Government attaches great importance to the development of
Dominica-China relations, and is firmly committed to the one China
principle. He noted with great pleasure and satisfaction the rapid
growth of friendly ties between the two countries over the past two
and a half years. He said that the Government and people of
Dominica look forward to strengthening the cooperation with the
Chinese Government and people.
After the presentation of Letter of Credence, Ambassador Deng
paid a courtesy call upon Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt
Skerrit. The two sides exchanged views on the promotion of
China-Dominica relations. Hon. Skerrit expressed the appreciation
of the Government and people of Dominica for the sincere assistance
received from China. He said the Dominican Government sticks to the
one China principle, and supports China's peaceful reunification.
H.E. Ambassador Deng Boqing said the Chinese Government treasures
its friendship with Dominica and will work with the Dominican
Government to further enhance China-Dominica friendship and
During the day, the Chinese Ambassador also paid a courtesy call
upon Dominica's Foreign Minister Hon. Charles Savarin, and attended
the luncheon hosted by Hon. Savarin.