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Author: Embassy of Grenada to China

Wang Yi met with Grenada’s Foreign Minister Joseph Andall

On September 6, 2023, Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister of the Communist Party of China, met with Grenadian Foreign Minister Andall in Beijing.

Wang Yi said that Grenada is an important country in the Caribbean region and a friendly cooperative partner of China. Since the resumption of diplomatic relations, China and Grenada have always respected and treated each other as equals, and the relations between the two countries have become increasingly mature. The Chinese side highly appreciates Grenada’s adherence to the One-China principle, respect for China’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity thus will support Grenada’s exploration of a development path suited to its own national conditions, and is willing to work together with Grenada to open up new prospects for cooperation between the two countries.

Andall said that China is a great ancient civilization and has now made great development achievements. China has always fully respected and treated a small country like Grenada on an equal footing, providing valuable support for Grenada’s economic development and improvement of people’s livelihood. The Grenada-China cooperation has yielded fruitful results. Grenada cherishes its relations with China, will firmly abide by the one-China principle, and be China’s reliable friend. The Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping are conducive to promoting world peace, stability, development and justice, and are of particular significance to small and medium-sized countries. Grenada highly appreciates China’s commitment as a responsible major country, upholding fairness in international affairs, sharing development achievements with countries in the “Global South”, and is willing to actively participate in a series of important global initiatives by China.

Wang Yi stressed that China is willing to work with all parties to jointly build the “Belt and Road” with high quality and share opportunities, common development and common prosperity. As an ex officio member of the Global South, we will continue to firmly stand together with developing countries, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, especially small and medium-sized countries, and safeguard international fairness and justice.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2023-09-06 02:19

Grenada Foreign Minister Visits China

From September 1 to 4, Grenada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development, Joseph Andall, Ambassador to China, Ian Marshall, and Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Police Force, Randy Connaught, visited Qingdao in Shandong Province, China.

On the morning of 3rd September 2023, Geng Tao, member of the standing Committee of the Municipal CPC Committee and deputy mayor, met with the delegation at the Seaview Garden Hotel. Geng Tao welcomed the guests. He said that Qingdao is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea and the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula, with convenient transportation conditions, strong industrial foundation, obvious advantages in opening up, and sustained and healthy economic and social development. Grenada has beautiful natural environment and rich tourism resources, and has many cooperation points with Qingdao. It is hoped that the visit will serve as an opportunity to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two sides in the fields of marine economy, economic and trade exchanges, people-to-people exchanges and vocational education, and promote China-Georgia friendship with more practical results.

Joseph Andall said that Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city with a prosperous and dynamic economy and impressive achievements in high-quality economic and social development. It is hoped that the two sides will further smooth channels of docking and exchange, share useful development experience and resources with each other, and promote practical cooperation in more fields such as oceans, agriculture and trade.

Lin Bin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Municipal Party Committee, Meng Qingsheng, Director of the Municipal Bureau of Marine Development, Xu Kun, Counselor of the Department of Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Zhenzhu, Deputy Director of the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office attended the meeting.

Signing Ceremony

This is Andall’s first visit to China, and Qingdao is the first stop in China. During the visit, the delegation visited Qingdao Port Group, Lu Haifeng Food Group, Hisense Group, Tsingtao Beer Group and other enterprises, visited yellow Mud Village Revitalization Demonstration Area, and had a discussion with teachers and students of Ocean University of China. On the afternoon of 3rd September 2023, witnessed by Andall and Lin Bin, Huangni Lane, Yellow Village, West Coast New District signed a Letter of Intent with Red Mud Village, St. Patrick District, Grenada. Consensus was reached on carrying out exchanges and cooperation in areas such as rural revitalization, characteristic agriculture, ecological environmental protection, and cultural tourism.

 Country Profile of Grenada

Located in the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Grenada has a tropical maritime climate and is known as the “Country of Spices.” Grenada mainly exports nutmeg, bananas, cocoa and so on. The main pillar industries are tourism and agriculture, with emphasis on accelerating the development of education, agriculture, creative industries, digital transformation, trade and other fields. In 2018, China and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding on the “Belt and Road” cooperation, and the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in education, culture, medical care, agriculture and tourism have progressed smoothly.Country Profile of Grenada.

Source: 市外办 青岛外事 2023-09-04 05:50 Posted on 山东

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