The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, graced the reception held, this evening, to celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The reception, organised by the Chinese Embassy, was held at the Eden Garden, in Jinfei, and was attended by other eminent personalities, including the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo, and members of the diplomatic corps.
In his address for the occasion, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Liying Zhu, said that it was an opportune moment to review the recent progress made by China. He recalled that the key objective of his Government was to enhance the quality of life of all citizens of China, adding that with continued efforts over the course of the last ten years, some 800 million individuals had been taken out of the cycle of poverty. “In 2021, China has succeeded in eliminating absolute poverty across the country,” he highlighted.
Speaking about China’s relationship with the rest of the world, he emphasised that the Government aimed at contributing to the prevalence of peace and development.
The Ambassador further stated that China was equally celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Mauritius which, he underlined, had been consolidated over the years.
Mr Liying Zhu stressed that the economic cooperation between the two Republics had been boosted with the signing of the trade Agreement. He also talked about China’s intent to tap in the opportunities provided by Mauritius as a springboard for investment in the African continent.
Moreover, he underscored the contribution of Mauritians of Chinese origin to the country’s sociocultural diversity and economic prosperity of the country. “China,” he said, “is resolved to nurture the existing ties with Mauritius and to move forward together towards progress in the future.”