The Bahamas participate in the celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China
On September 29, 2021, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, hosted a reception celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The list of distinguished guests attending, both in person and virtually, was edited by HE the Right Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and included the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service of the Bahamas, and Sir Arthur Foulkes, former Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Also in attendance were senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the local Chinese community and Chinese businesses in the Bahamas, and Friends of the Bahamas.
Brief remarks were made by Ambassador Dai, Minister Mitchell, Mr. Gershan Major, President of the Bahamas China Friendship Association and Mr. Tiger Wu, President of the Chinese Enterprises Association of The Bahamas / Executive Vice President of China Construction America. The festivities continued with performances by the Chinese Community Association of The Bahamas, the Infinity Band, the China National Peking Opera Company, Fred Munnings, EK Knowles and Keson Tinker.
After the event, Ambassador Dai invited Minister Mitchell to a brief first meeting where issues of mutual bilateral interest were discussed, focusing on donations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, further offers of technical cooperation and the pursuit of good relations in the multilateral arena. Minister Mitchell expressed his sincere gratitude to the People’s Republic of China, expressed his best wishes on its national day and looked forward to working with the Chinese Embassy.