On 4th November, the accredited Equatorial Guinea Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Germán Ekua Sima, and the director for Africa, from the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Relations, Ling Sontiang, opened the school, which has been financed by the Equatoguinean Government.
Thanks to selfless cooperation with the Equatoguinean Government, the first stone of the China-Equatorial Guinea Friendship Primary School, in the prefecture of Jimping, was laid in July 2015, and it was completed in 2016.
A monument has been constructed to commemorate the donation towards the education and training of talent, a symbol of the friendship between the peoples of both nations, which goes back to 1970.
According to Ekua Sima, the execution of this project shows the importance of the exterior policy of the country designed by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, as the Republic of Equatorial Guinea regards very highly their cooperation with China, which the ambassador described as sincere, fair, and mutually beneficial for the achievement of the wider objectives of South.South cooperation.
It is for that reason that the financing of this project comes under the programme of the fight against poverty that the People’s Republic of China has established.
Thus thanking the Government of this Asian giant for its constant support for our country as it develops into a modern, emerging Equatorial Guinea that can enjoy sustainable development.
Text and photos: Atalia Modesta Baha (Press Attaché at the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in China (Beijing))
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