By Timothy Inifiri Jr
The Chinese Embassy in the Solomon Islands yesterday hosted a reception marking the 73rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 3rd Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between PRC and the Solomon Islands at the Chinese Embassy Chancery in Honiara.
Chargé d’affaires Yao Ming said that 73 years on, China has always been a builder for world peace, also contributed to all global developments and a defender of international order.
“China stands as a major trading partner of over 130 countries and regions, contributing a lot serving in a sense of annual global growth” he said.
With the Diplomatic ties between PRC and Solomon Islands being established in September 2019, Chargé Yao Ming says that the two countries have grown mutual trust and interests between each other.
“China-Solomon Islands’ relations have been signed in and the forefront of China’s position with other Pacific Island countries,” he said.
Yao Ming also added that the PRC firmly supports the Solomon Islands Government in hosting a successful 2023 South Pacific Games and are helping in the building of the main stadium and other facilities.
Acting Prime Minister Bradley Tovosia during his remarks congratulated PRC for the achievement.
“Both countries are committed to work cooperatively in addressing global challenges such as Covid-19, climate change, sustainable development goals, essence stability. China [has] crucial role to play in the world surface”, said Hon Tovosia
Tovosia on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands thanked PRC for the unremitting support assistance rendered and for being the largest investor in the 2023 Pacific Games.