Congratulatory Letter from Dominican Foreign Minister Baron for 15th Anniversary of China-Dominica Diplomatic Relations

March 8, 2019
Honourable Wang Yi
State Councillor and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Dear Honourable Wang Yi,

I am pleased to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 6th March 2019 offering congratulations to the Government and People of Dominica on the attainment by our two countries of the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. I take this opportunity to extend congratulations to you as well on this occasion.
Indeed, we regard this as an important milestone in the political and diplomatic history of our country, marking as it does, the maturing of an important partnership characterized by mutual respect, openness, and mutual benefit.

We recall with satisfaction advances in our relationship, not only regarding coordination in political affairs but in terms of the contribution by the People's Republic of China to the realization of our development plans in agriculture, infrastructure, education, human resource development and in the modernization of our health care delivery system among others. Additionally, we recall with pleasure the several occasions when you have responded with generosity and concern to crises in Dominica brought about by hurricanes and devastating storms which are the consequence of climate change.

We look back with pride at the many successes in our development cooperation over the past fifteen years, and we are positive that our political coordination and economic collaboration will only grow from strength to strength. We therefore look forward to greater collaboration in pursuing our goal to build a climate resilient Dominica, particularly within the context of the Belt and Road initiative. Additionally, we hope to continue to work with you in ensuring that our young people are educated and trained where they are able to keep pace with future oriented developments in information and communications technologies, agricultural science and in the management of the environment.

I take this opportunity to renew my appreciation to you for the successful hosting of the Seventh Round of Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean countries having diplomatic relations with China which took place in Beijing.

We wish continued success of the People's Republic of China and renew our support for the peaceful reunification of China.

Please accept Minister the assurance of our strong commitment to the China-Dominica partnership as well as the assurance of our highest consideration.

Francine Baron
Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
Commonwealth of Dominica

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