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Grand Reception Celebrating 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China Was Held

On September 19th, 2019, a grand Reception Celebrating 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China was held in the Embassy of China in Tanzania. H.E. Wang Ke, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Tanzania as the host and Hon. Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania as the guest of honor attended the reception and delivered speeches respectively.

Present at the event were other dignitaries including Hon. Tulia Ackson, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Hon. Mizengo Pinda, Former Prime Minister, H.E.Dr.Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Philip Mangula, Vice Chairman of CCM, Lt Gen. Massao, National Defense Collage Commandant, Hon. Mussa Zungu , Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of National Assembly as well as Foreign Ambassadors in Tanzania and representatives from Chinese Community, and Confucius Institutes.

During her keynote speech, Ambassador Wang Ke made a comprehensive review of the great development achieved by the Chinese People over the past 70 years, including the tremendous development of economy, sciences and technologies, and the livelihood and welfare of the people.

"To seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation is our determined and unswerving founding aspiration and mission." "China will open wider and conduct closer interaction with the rest of the world, bringing more progress and prosperity to itself and the world as a whole " She said.

As for the China-Tanzania relations, the Ambassador commended the fruitful cooperation between China and Tanzania during the past 55 years, and said it has yielded rich achievements and scored a number of the "largest" and "first" in Tanzania and even in Africa.

The ambassador also announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a presidential decree to award the Friendship Medal, China's highest honor for foreigners, to Honorable Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, former Prime Minister of Tanzania. Dr. Salim becomes the only awardee from Africa, which is not only a high commendation of his outstanding contribution to China-Tanzania relations, but also a great honor to the China-Tanzania traditional friendship.

On his part, Hon. Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi warmly congratulate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on behalf of the Tanzanian government and people.

"Over the past seventy years, China has gone through tremendous transformation, which has positively affected hundreds of millions of Chinese,and always inspires us as we struggle to evolve into an industry led economy come 2025."

Minister Kabudi outlined that people-centered all-round development, exchange and mutual learning with other civilizations, win-win cooperation are the three key messages that summarize China's remarkable achievements. He also emphasized that Tanzania-China all-weather relationship are featuring three characteristics : an enduring friendship of mutual trust, robust practical cooperation and profound people-to-people exchanges.

The guests congratulated Chinese people on the great development China has made and the solid friendship between China and Tanzania, wishing the win-win cooperation between the two countries continue to bring benefits to the two peoples. A grand firework display finally bought the reception an exciting climax of cheers and joyfulness.

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