‘Time to deepen ties with China’
BARBADOS has presented a range of cooperation projects to Chinese officials including major rehabilitation of the Scotland District, hospital and mid-rise apartment construction, and a facility for young offenders.
Resident Ambassador to Beijing, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, is hoping that after consideration and assessment by officials from both sides a final programme of projects, aimed at intensifying cooperation with the Asian country, can be agreed on by the end of the year.
“The time seems now to be ripe for an acceleration in the pace of cooperation between our two countries,” he said, at a dinner over the weekend, ahead of tomorrow’s 35th anniversary of the formal establishment of diplomatic relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China.
The guests at the Hilton Beijing Hotel included a Chinese contingent headed by Vice Minister Xie Hangsheng.
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