Senate bids Chinese Ambassador farewell
By Ethel A. Tweh
On behalf of the Liberian Senate, President Pro-Tempore Albert Chie has bid the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Mr. Ren Yisheng farewell and hailed China for its many developmental initiatives in Liberia.
On Wednesday, 15 February 2023, the Liberian Senate expressed its gratitude and commended the People’s Republic of China for the cordial bilateral relationship and the many developmental initiatives in Liberia.
Amb. Ren has served a little over two years as the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia.
Pro-Tempore Chie recounted the benefits of scholarship and equipment from China to the Liberian people during the tenure of the outgoing Ambassador.
The Liberian Senate also thanked the Chinese Government for the many tangible projects it continues to implement across Africa, whose impacts are being felt by the People of Liberia and other nationals all across the continent.
Pro-Tempore Chie told the outgoing Chinese Ambassador that the Country has and will continue to maintain the one China Policy as the Country recognizes the People’s Republic of China as the sole Representative of all Chinese people.
The Senate Pro-Tempore also used the occasion to thank the President of China, XI Jinping.
He expressed the hope that his election recently at the 20th National Congress of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China as Secretary General, will boost his resolve to fully cooperate with Africa for a win-win for the African and Chinese people.
Speaking earlier, Ambassador Ren Yisheng said he enjoyed working and living in Liberia with the President Pro-Tempore and members of the Liberian Senate.
He said he also extolled the Liberian government for its cooperation and commitment to the One China policy.
The outgoing Chinese Ambassador also used the occasion to disclose that two Chinese Mining Companies including China Union and Bao- CHICO are expected to begin iron ore production in Liberia this year.
The production, according to the outgoing Ambassador, is expected to increase by 150 percent, bringing it from 1 million tons to 2.5 million tons a year.
At the same time, the outgoing Ambassador has informed the Senate that the Liberia Broadcasting System will benefit from the construction of a new building.
He explained that the purpose is for the administration and broadcasting, while a high power delegation from the Agriculture, Science, and Technological Cooperation is expected in the country shortly.
Meanwhile, the Liberian Senate has presented a certificate of honor to outgoing Ambassador Ren Yisheng for his many contributions to the growth and development of Liberia.–Edited by Winston W. Parley