A gift of computer equipment and stationery items to the Dominica Parliament by a visiting Chinese delegation this week is said to improve communication between both parliaments.
Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National people Congress His Excellency Chen Changzhi made a symbolic presentation of a laptop computer to Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Alix Boyd Knights during an official visit to the Parliament on Tuesday July 03rd 2012.
The top Chinese official in making the presentation said that the purpose of his delegation’s visit to Dominica was to further promote exchanges, cooperation and friendship between the two countries.
H.E Changzhi said Parliament to Parliament exchange is an important part of the overall relations between Dominica and China.
“The National People’s Congress of China values its relationship with the House of Assembly of Dominica and we stand ready to work with Dominica to strengthen the links and communication between us”.
He said such exchanges can promote the understanding of the both peoples and the growth of friendly relations. He is hopeful that the computer equipment will serve to further strengthen communication links between both countries.
“As a token of friendship of the National People’s Congress towards the House of Assembly in Dominica I will help you with a supply of office stationery to improve the working conditions of your house of assembly”.
His Excellency Chen said since the establishment of diplomatic ties eight years ago, bilateral relations have withstood the test of the changing international situation and maintained steady and healthy development.
Dominica’s speaker of the House of Assembly accepted the gift and promised to put it to good use.