On January 21, 2015, H.E. Li Jie, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the FSM presented the letter of recall and his letter of credence to President Emanuel (Manny) Mori in the President’s conference room after arriving on January 19, 2015. As a resident Ambassador in the FSM, Ambassador Li presented the copy of his credentials to Secretary Lorin Robert on the same day of 19 January to assume his function as the head of the Chinese Mission in the FSM.
President Mori opened dialogue by accepting and welcoming Ambassador Li to the FSM as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the FSM. He further acknowledged and thanked the Chinese Government for the speedy replacement and indicated that it is an indication of a friendly cooperation and good working relations between the two governments.
The President assured Ambassador Li his desire to work closely with him and his government towards the fulfillment of mutual interests and aspiration. He reiterated that he stands ready to continue to work with China on regional and international issues and expressed his gratitude to China for its tremendous contributions among other generous financial assistance and services extended to the FSM. President Mori also acknowledged China’s continuing effort in engagement with the Pacific Island Countries and congratulated China for successfully hosting the China-Pacific Island Leaders Meeting in Nadi, Fiji.
Ambassador Li thanked the President for accepting his letter of credence. He then conveyed greetings from President Xi Jinping to the Government and the people of the FSM.
Being the new Ambassador of China to the FSM, Ambassador Li considered to be lucky to represent his country in the FSM. He further stated that he will work closely with the FSM on the issues and decisions made by both President Mori and President Xi
FSM Vice President Alik L. Alik, Secretary of the National Department of Resources and Development Marion Henry, Deputy Secretary Samson Pretrick of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff Leo Falcam Jr., and staff from the President’s Office and Department of Foreign Affairs were in attendance during the presentation.