Chinese Embassy holds virtual function celebrating China’s 71st national day

Oct 1, 2020, 12:35 PM

On 29 September 2020, a mini virtual function celebrating the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was held by the Chinese Embassy.

H.E. Ambassador Ma Jianchun and Foreign Minister Hon. Mamadou Tangara delivered warm remarks. Representatives of the Chinese community in The Gambia attended the event via virtual link.

The 2020 marks an eventful and challenging year because of COVID-19. Ambassador Ma remarked, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government, and with tremendous sacrifice by 1.4 billion Chinese people united together, China has become the first major economy in the world to return to growth since the outbreak. And we are happy to see under the able leadership of H.E. President Adama Barrow, a lot of efforts and achievements has been made by the Gambian government and people in fighting the coronavirus. That is really commendable.

Referring to China-Gambia practical cooperation among many other areas, Ambassador Ma listed quite a lot of achievements despite challenges brought by COVID-19. Just to name a few, the China-aid Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center was officially handed over to the Gambian government in January 2020. The URR roads and bridges are under construction with nearly 70% completed. Chinese agricultural experts have been carrying out the demonstration project in Sapu. And 28 Gambian students out of hundreds of competitive candidates are awarded the 2020 Chinese government scholarships.

Hon. Mamadou Tangara conveyed heartfelt congratulations on behalf of H.E. President Adama Barrow, the Gambian government and people on the 71st anniversary of the founding of P.R. China. He took the opportunity to reflect the bilateral win-win opportunities as well as the numerous mutual successes registered during the past year. Saying China has been a shining example of how to best tackle and conquer the perils of COVID-19 and reach helping hands to other countries, Hon. Tangara thanked the Chinese side for the timely and magnanimous donations of plentiful medical supplies, which has been instrumental in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in The Gambia. Hon. Tangara also extended his strong confidence and determination to work with China under the development framework defined by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and continue to stand firm with the Chinese people, in respect to the one-China principle.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Samateh and Ma Jain Chun
MoH receives D31M worth medical equipment from China
Jul 29, 2021, 1:49 PM

In response to the Ministry of Health request for support to ensure availability of Personal Protective Equipment at facilities especially for frontline health workers, the United Nations Population Fund in The Gambia (UNFPA), with funding from The People’s Republic of China Aid, on Wednesday 28 July 2021 procured 400,000 gloves for the Ministry at the medical central store in Kotu.

Corona deaths
Gambia registers 2 new covid-19 deaths
Sep 24, 2020, 12:24 PM

The Gambia has registered two new deaths of covid-19, which bring the total number of covid-19 related deaths to 110.

Nurses urge ‘stop to stigmatisation & discrimination’
Aug 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

The National Association of Gambia Nurses and Midwives (NAGaNM) has called for the immediate stop to discrimination against nurses in carrying their duties in the fight against covid-19.

Bail Bond
Man, 21, charged with stealing over D450, 000
Jan 7, 2021, 12:07 PM

Ebrima Dibba, a 21 year-old resident of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe is facing court charges for allegedly stealing over D450,000, being the property of one Lamin M Ceesay.