Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Vice President Alik Helps Celebrate PRC's 60th Anniversary of Founding Day

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): October 2, 2009 - On Monday, September 28, 2009 at the China Star Hotel Restaurant, Vice President Alik Alik helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Founding Day of the People's Republic of China. The Vice President attended the celebration at the invitation of Ambassador Zhang. Also in attendance was the staff of the Chinese Embassy and other Chinese nationals residing in Pohnpei.

At the event, the Vice President gave a statement that expressed sincere congratulations to the Ambassador and the people of China, on this historic day celebrating 60 years of existence of the People's Republic of China. Vice President Alik also mentioned that earlier that day, the 16th Congress passed a resolution congratulating the PCR on the 60th anniversary of its birthday.

Vice President Alik told the crowd that for a nation to reach the age of 60 is a testament to the strength and resilience of its people in the face of all odds. He said there is no question that the people of China have gone through a lot in their long history to be where they are today; a dynamic and prosperous developing country, and told them that this is a remarkable achievement to be celebrated and to be proud of.

The Vice President mentioned that China is a five-thousand year old civilization; one of the oldest in the world, and that at its founding age of 60, it is young given the active and growing strength of China. He told the crowd that China has a leadership role in world affairs that is evident based on its robust economy and the contributions it has made in sharing its growing wealth to less fortunate countries, and that FSM has benefited greatly from China's prosperity.

The Vice President thanked the Ambassador, the government of the People's Republic of China, and the Chinese people, for various assistances extended to the FSM in human resource development, infrastructure projects, community projects, and trust fund contributions. He assured the Ambassador that these generous assistances have been helpful to the FSM and its people, and that the FSM earnestly looks forward to working together with China for their mutual benefit in the days ahead.

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