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Reception for China Aid Training Programs Hosted by Chinese Embassy in Barbados

On January 10, the Chinese Embassy in Barbados hosted a reception for China aid training program participants. Ambassador Yan Xiusheng attended the reception and delivered a speech. The reception was attended by more than 130 persons, including Minister Sandra Husbands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados,the representatives from the Ministry of Creative Economy,Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security,the Ministry of Education,Technological and Vocational Training, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification,etc.,and the participants who attended the seminars both in 2018 and 2019 held in China, as well as the China-Barbados Friendship Association, the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, and the Chinese Medical Team.

Ambassador Yan Xiusheng expressed in his speech that China, as the world 's largest developing country, is willing to share development concepts with other countries within the framework of the South-South cooperation, to help developing countries train all kinds of qualified persons and enhance their ability to develop independently,in order to promote building a community with a shared future for mankind.So far, China has trained nearly 400 government officials and various technicians from Barbados.Ambassador Yan hopes that all of the participants will apply what they have learned, fully draw on the new technologies, new ideas and good experiences learned in China, and make positive contributions to promoting the economic and social development of Barbados, promoting pragmatic cooperation between China and Barbados, and deepening the friendship between the two peoples.

In her speech, Sandra Husbands, Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, expressed her appreciation towards the Chinese government for the various human resources training programs provided to Barbados and China's continuous support to the economic and social development of Barbados. She considered the People's Republic of China as a true and reliable friend of Barbados. She urged the participants to apply their valuable experience learned in China to their work and make due contributions to the development of Barbados.

Five representatives of the participants, delivered their warm speeches, sharing their feelings and experiences in China.They said that the Chinese training programs had widened their horizons, enlarged their sphere of knowledge, and deepened their understanding of China's development path. They were impressed by China's tremendous development achievements and the hospitality of the Chinese people.

The mainstream media in Barbados such as Advocate, Nation and Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation reported on the event.

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