China’s Director General for the North America and Oceania region Mr Xie Feng called on the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at his office this morning.
Mr Feng said his visit this morning, as a senior government official, also allowed him the opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties shared between Fiji and the Peoples Republic of China.
He is also responsible for establishing closer economic, social and political ties between China and other countries in the Oceania region.
“This is a very important region (Pacific) of the world and China is a friend. We want to work together in building closer ties with the region”, Mr Feng said.
He added that China’s value of the Fiji – China relationship is evident through the many development programmes that the Chinese government has funded or provided soft loans for.
Mr Feng is on a two day official visit to the country and was accompanied by China’s ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency Huang Yong.??Mr Feng conveyed the well wishes of President Hu Jintao and the people of China and brought best wishes for the Fijian government as it tries to rebuild the lives of those affected from recent flooding in the western division.
The delegation leaves for Vanuatu this Saturday March 10.