On February 1, H.E. Wei Qiang, Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, and his wife held a farewell reception at the embassy. The Hon. George Hutson, Minister of International Transport and International Business, the Hon. Donville O. Inniss, Minister of Health and the Hon. Patrick M.T. Todd, Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Lands, among other senior Government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps and friends from all walks of life attended the reception.
Ambassador Wei expressed his sincere thanks to the Barbadian Government and friends for their assistance and support during his tour of duty in Barbados and his belief that the China-Barbados relationship of friendship and cooperation was bound to grow ever richer and more fruitful. He invited the guests to a toast on an ever-lasting China-Barbados Friendship.