A delegation from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs today met with Head of State David Granger, and during that meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency, some wide ranging matters of bilateral relations were discussed.
The delegation was headed by Ambassador Liu Huanxing, Special Envoy, Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
Chief of Latin America and Caribbean Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhou Xing and Ms. Zhu Ying, Third Secretary of the Ministry, accompanied Ambassador Huanxing.
In an invited comment, Ambassador Huanxing said that the meeting went very well, fulfilling the aim of reviewing developments of Guyana and China’s bilateral relations.
“We have a high number of bilateral relations in the past 40 years, and we are looking forward to strengthening our cooperation in conomic trade, culture, education, human resources and other fields.”
In the interim, Ambassador Huanxing said China would remain committed to promoting “bilateral relations to a new high level.” Further, the Ambassador gave the undertaking that his government will continue to provide assistance in the area of health, as they will explore other opportunities to strengthen cooperation with Guyana in this area.
The two countries’ relationship is about 43 years old. One of the most important areas of cooperation has been health as over the last 20 years, Chinese medical missions have been visiting Guyana to supplement local health care services.
In addition, the construction of the Guyana International Conference Centre, recently renamed the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, and the sugar factory at Skeldon, are examples of tangible support as a result of the Guyana/China partnership