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Ambassador WU Peng Attends CRSG Donation Ceremony
2017/04/16

On April 15, 2017, Ambassador WU Peng of the People’s Republic of China to Sierra Leone, together with the Clerk of Sierra Leone’s Parliament Ibrahim Sesay, the Chinese Commercial and Economic Counselor, Mr. Shen Xiaokai, and the CPC Secretary of the Overseas Engineering Company of China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG), Mr. Chen Qian attended the CRSG donation ceremony of school and sporting materials to King James Primary School at Mongeba community in the east of Freetown. Over one hundred local people in the surrounding communities also attended the ceremony.

Ambassador WU Peng told the gathering that, since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1971, China and Sierra Leone always support and cooperate with each other in international and regional affairs. Adding to that, the Chinese government attached great importance in supporting the economic and social development of Sierra Leone and that the Embassy was encouraging more Chinese companies to invest in Sierra Leone. He went on to state that, he was happy to see the Chinese companies undertaking corporate social responsibility to the local communities and hoped they would do more to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

The Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Ibrahim Sesay thanked Chinese government and people for the support in the development of Sierra Leone and praised the good behaviors of the Chinese companies for giving back to the local communities. He also said that, the investment of Chinese companies in the areas of industry, agriculture and infrastructure in the country have helped to create a lot of job opportunities for Sierra Leoneans which have also helped to improve their lives. He opined that the Parliament would do its best to continuously promote the cooperation between the two countries.

                 

The school representatives also thanked CRSG for their support. The distribution by Ambassador WU and other Chinese representatives of the donated items of school bags, books, desks, footballs and table tennis climaxed the ceremony.

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