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Published On: Fri, Sep 29th, 2023

China Celebrates 74th National Day Anniversary

The Chinese Embassy in the Gambia on Wednesday night commemorated the 74th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The National Day Reception was held for the first time, after 4 years since the Covid-19 pandemic, an occasion marked to share the friendship between China and The Gambia.

The celebration was held at the Coco Ocean Hotel, which brought together government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, friends and well-wishers.

Speaking at the reception, His Excellency Liu Jin, the Chinese Ambassador to the Gambia said, over the past 74 years, the People’s Republic of China have gone through an extraordinary course of development and progress, and have made remarkable achievements.

He noted that “we attribute these achievements to the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the advantages of the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the diligence and solidarity of the Chinese people, and the support and assistance of international community. We are proud of our achievements.”

Ambassador Jin advanced that today; China has entered a new era, which means that by the centenary anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, they will build China into a great modern socialist country, which is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful.

He said they will advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization, making new contributions to the cause of peace and development for all mankind.

He added that to this end, “we are applying new development philosophy, which pursuits innovative, coordinated, green, and open and shared growth, to promote high-quality development.”

Against the backdrop of global economic challenges, he said Chinese economy has maintained a sustained recovery, with 5.5% GDP growth in the first half of the year, ranking high among all major economies.

 According to the forecast of the IMF, he revealed that the Chinese economy is expected to grow by 5.2 percent and contribute one third to global growth in this year.

He revealed that there is no doubt that the long-term positive trend of China’s economy, which is resilient, promising and dynamic, has not changed, and China will remain to be the major engine of global economic growth.

He said that at present, addressing development deficit, solving security dilemma and strengthening mutual understanding among civilizations are the common tasks of all countries in the world.

Adding that Chinese President Xi Jinping has put forward Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilization Initiative, advocating for peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit, and promoting a human community with a shared future, which have won wide support from the international community.

Standing at a new starting point, Ambassador Jin assured that China will always promote world peace, contribute to global development, and safeguard the international order.

“No matter how far China develops, it will always be a natural member of developing countries, and will always stand with its Global South brothers, including Africa.

Strengthening solidarity and cooperation with African countries has always been a priority for China’s diplomacy. No matter how the international landscape may evolve, China-Africa friendship will always been rock-solid and everlasting,” Ambassador Jin assured the world.

For his part, Ebrima Sillah, minister of Works and Infrastructure who deputized Foreign Affairs minister Dr. Mamadu Tangara, noted that the Gambia acknowledges with great pride, the unwavering support and benevolence of the government of the People’s Republic of China towards the Gambian government.

“We will therefore continue to count on this support as we strive to achieve our development objectives of transforming the Gambia into a prosperous country,” he said.

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