By Abubakarr Harding
The newly designated Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wang Qing, has on the 4th January, 2023 presented his letter of credence to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House and assured of a healthier and stronger bilateral relationship.
“His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio, I bring you greetings from your brother, President Xi Jinping, and people of the People’s Republic of China. I am here to present my letter of honour to you after President Xi Jinping has appointed me as Ambassador to Sierra Leone to take over from my predecessor,” said Ambassador Wang.
He recalled that China and Sierra Leone had both enjoyed and are still enjoying a fruitful and productive friendship, adding that as the new Ambassador, he would be working to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
President Julius Maada Bio welcomed and thanked the Ambassador on behalf of the Government and the people of Sierra Leone. He compared the two countries’ relationship to that of two best friends, noting that his Government is working to keep them together.
“We are very grateful for the quality of the relationship between the two nations. As a nation, we appreciate the trusted and reliable friendship from China, with so many positive gains. As a nation, we deeply appreciate our friendship with China, based on our mutual understanding.
“Over the past years, we have been supporting each other and will continue in that vein. We will continue to maintain, deepen, and widen the relationship between our two nations,” the President reiterated.