|Ambassador Zhou Yuxiao Holds National Day Reception|
On September 29, 2007, the Chinese Ambassador to
In his speech at the reception, H.E. Mr. Zhou Yuxiao, commended
Ambassador Zhou said: "the policy of national reconciliation has produced expected results; economic reconstruction is gaining momentum; the budget for the current fiscal year is increased by nearly 50 percent over the previous year; the lives of the people are being improved gradually and sanctions on timber and diamond exportation were lifted".
He said that it is gratifying to see that China-Liberia relations have grown rapidly since the resumption of diplomatic ties in 2003. There have been regular high-level visits, which enhanced our mutual understanding and trust and set guidelines for a new type of strategic partnership between
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also addressed the reception, stressing that the Government of Liberia would resist any person or group undermining the One-China Policy in
She reiterated the Government of Liberia would remain steadfast, unequivocal and determined to uphold, preserve and pursue the policy.
The President pointed out that no amount of pressure exerted on her government by any individual, group of people or nations would make the country to change her mind or switch from that firm decision.
The Liberian leader said she was appreciative of the countless assistance that the government of the People's Republic of China continues to give to the government and people of Liberia and she was more satisfied with the joint partnership of the Governments of the People's Republic of China and the United States of America in the expansion of the University of Liberia Fendell Campus.
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