Speech by Ambassador Sun Ang on the Occasion of Presenting the Letter of Credence

    Your Excellency Governor General Sir Rodney Williams,

I have the honor today to present to Your Excellency the Letter of Credence by which His Excellency President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China appoints me Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Antigua and Barbuda. Please Allow me to extend Your Excellency the cordial greetings of President Xi Jinping and convey the best regards and good wishes of the Chinese government and people to the friendly government and people of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda is a beautiful country in the eastern Caribbean region. Your country enjoys political and social stability, economic development, and improvement of people's lives. Your country is active in foreign affairs by promoting the integration process of the region and continuously playing a distinct role in regional and international affairs. The Chinese government and people sincerely wish your country new and even greater accomplishments in the great cause of development of your country.

China and Antigua and Barbuda enjoy time-honored and everlasting friendship. Over the past 36 years since our two nations established diplomatic relations, thanks to personal attention and support from leaders of both countries, bilateral ties have come a long way. The two sides have harvested fruitful results from practical cooperation, deepened friendship between our peoples, and maintained close coordination and cooperation in both regional and international affairs. Antigua and Barbuda has become China's important cooperation partner in the Caribbean region. The Chinese government highly values its relations with Antigua and Barbuda, and will work together with your government to make best use of the opportunity of joint building of the Belt and Road for fresh progress in our friendly and cooperative relations and for benefit of our two countries and peoples.

Your Excellency, I am greatly honored to be appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Antigua and Barbuda. During my tenure of office, I will exert my best efforts to deepen the friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries and strengthen friendship between our two peoples. I am convinced that in carrying out this glorious mission, I will receive support and assistance from Your Excellency and your government.

May Antigua and Barbuda enjoy prosperity and its people happiness!

May the China-Antigua and Barbuda friendly and cooperative relations reach new heights!

May Your Excellency enjoy good health!

Chinese Embassy, McKinnons Way, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
P.O.BOX 1446, St. John’s, Antigua, W.I.