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Ambassador Huang Yong Attended the Launching of the Fiji-China Friendship Association

H.E. Ambassador Huang Yong attended the launching of the Fiji-China Friendship Association on 3rd February, 2012 at the Suva Civic Centre. Hon. Dr. Jiko Luveni, Minister of the Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, other Fiji government officials, friends from various circles of the local society and members of the diplomatic corps in Suva attended the ceremony.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Ambassador Huang expressed congratulations to the launching of the FCFA. He highly commended the traditional friendship and the rapid growth of the mutual cooperation based on the mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual assistance. He pointed out that the launching of the FCFA opens up a new channel in the China-Fiji relations and people from all walks of life will benefit from different activities the FCFA organizes. Ambassador Huang expressed his gratitude to all the Fijian friends for their kind support and assistance to the FCFA and wished the FCFA success in the future.

In her remarks, Hon. Dr Luveni said that the launching of the FCFA marks another milestone achievement in the bilateral relation between Fiji and China. It is the extension of the relations between the two countries in an effort to promote and strengthen understanding, friendship and cooperation, and will deepen the Fiji-China mutual friendship. She also expressed her gratitude for all the support to Fiji from the Chinese side over the years.

The president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Ms. Li Xiaolin sent a congratulatory message to the launching of the FCFA. She expressed her belief that the FCFA will further enhance the mutual understanding and friendly relations between the two peoples. She said the CPAFFC will work together with the FCFA to make an even greater contribution to the building of an everlasting friendship between China and Fiji.

Soon after the launching ceremony, the first Annual General Meeting of the FCFA was held. Hon. Dr. Luveni was elected the president of the FCFA. Former Fijian ambassador to China, Sir James Ah Koy and President of the Chinese Association in Fiji, Dixon Seeto were elected as vice presidents.

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