On August 27, 2015, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, Peter M. Christian received Ambassador Du Qiwen, China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at the President’s conference room in Palikir. The visit by Ambassador Du to the FSM was his second time this year and first time to meet President Christian after assuming his post.
During the call, President Christian welcomed Ambassador Du Qiwen for his visit to the FSM and acknowledged his frequent visits to the FSM. He further expressed his appreciation for the continued friendship that was forged 26 years ago when China and FSM established diplomatic relations. President Christian touched on important issues relating to the bilateral assistance from China to the FSM and hope that the two countries will work together to enhance the friendly cooperation and partnership to a new level. President Christian assured Ambassador Du of the FSM’s commitment to the bilateral relations with China. He further requested China’s assistance to the FSM for the 2016 Pacific Islands Forum to be hosted by the FSM.
Ambassador Du regarded the FSM as a good friend and important partner and expressed that China is ready to further advance the cooperation that already exists. He assured President Christian that China will do all the necessary measures to assist FSM on its social and development efforts. He thanked President Christian for the FSM’s continued commitment to the bilateral relations.
Ambassador Du was accompanied by Ambassador Li Jie, Ambassador of China to the FSM, and other staff from the China Embassy.
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