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Remarks by Ambassador Hu Shan at the Vin d'Honneur following Presentation of Credentials

Your Excellency Sir Authur Foulkes, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Lady Foulkes,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am honored to come before you today as the 6th Ambassador of the People`s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I thank you, Your Excellency, and I thank the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for accepting my credentials as Ambassador.

I wish to express my profound thanks to your Excellency the Governor-General and Lady Foulkes for hosting this lovely Vin d'Honneur in honour of my wife and myself.

Today is a significant day for me. From now on I can start my work in the capacity of the Ambassador of the People`s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Yesterday, I presented the copy of my Credentials to the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I would like to express my gratitude to the Government of The Bahamas for the timely arrangement for me to present my Credentials shortly after my arrival in Nassau, which have shown the importance that the Bahamian government attaches to its relationship with China.

Your Excellency, with the joint efforts by the Governments and peoples of both China and The Bahamas, the bilateral relations have maintained a good momentum since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1997. We have carried out fruitful cooperation and exchanges in the fields of politics, economics, education and culture. The leaders of our two countries have paid frequent bilateral visits, constantly enhancing the mutual political trust and deepening friendship and mutual understanding between our two peoples.

The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the development of the bilateral relations between our two countries and is grateful to the Bahamian Government for its adhering to the “One China” policy and its support to China in international and regional affairs.

Your Excellency, in beginning my tenure as the Ambassador of the People`s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, I am keenly aware of my heavy responsibilities and glorious mission. I commit myself to working closely with the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to:

·Further strengthen China-Bahamas political mutual trust;

·Enhance all-round pragmatic cooperation between the two countries;

·Unremittingly increase understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Finally, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to invite all of you to join me in a toast to His Excellency The Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and to The Government and People of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


Thank you.

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