Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Visit by the Special Envoy from the People's Republic of China

Palikir, POHNPEI (Department of Foreign Affairs): April 5, 2007 - Ambassador Wang Yongqiu, Special Envoy of the Chinese Government to the Pacific Islands Forum visited Pohnpei from 26-29 March 2007.

Ambassador Wang headed a delegation that consisted of Mr. Liu Yang Third Secretary of the Department of North America and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zhu Jianzhong, Chief Executive Officer of the Shanghai Fisheries Corporation, Mr. Wang Cheng, General Manager of Shanghai Jinhui Deep Sea Fisheries Co., Ltd., and Ms. Zhang Jing, Economist of the Department of Preferential Loans of the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank).

Ambassador Wang is one of two special envoys designated by the Chinese Government for which one was assigned to the Pacific Region and the second to the Middle East. The visit was a follow-up on the China-Pacific Islands Forum that was held in Nadi, Fiji in April 2006.

During Ambassador Wang's visit, he met with President Joseph J. Urusemal, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Lorin S. Robert and most of the leadership of the Nation. During his meetings, Ambassador Wang expressed his pleasure with the healthy model relationship that the two countries have forged and assured further cooperation and assistance in the future. An array of issues ranging from fisheries, fuel, education, manufacturing, joint ventures, and the Chinese preferential loan were raised in the meetings with the leadership for possible cooperation between the two countries.

Aside from his busy schedule, Ambassador Wang did make time to tour Pohnpei.

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