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The Chinese Embassy in Lesotho held Reception in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China

On 18th September, H.E. Ambassador Lei Kezhong held a reception in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and launched a Photo Exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Kingdom of Lesotho at the National Convention Centre of Lesotho. Hon. President of the Senate Mamonaheng Mokitimi, Hon. Speaker of the National Assembly Sephiri Enoch Motanyane, Hon. Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki, Hon. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry Habofanoe Lehana, Hon. Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture Chief Joang Molapo, Hon. Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Teboho Lehloenya,  Hon. Senators and Members of Parliament, Deputy Commander of Lesotho Defense Force Major General Matela Albinus Matobakele, Principal Secretaries and other senior officials of the Government of Lesotho, Heads of the diplomatic corps as well as Mr. Song Changqing, Political Counsellor and Mr. Ma Guoliang, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Ms. Li Ping, Chief of the Guizhou art troupe from China and representatives of the Chinese Community attended the event.

Ambassador Lei Kezhong Delivering Remarks


In his keynote speech, Ambassador Lei reviewed the great achievements of the People's Republic of China over the 70 years and indicated that the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist party of China (CPC), had been forging ahead with determination and in solidarity, following a successful path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Chinese Nation, which had stood up from kneeling with the founding of the People's Republic, and become well off step by step, was now taking another great leap forward by growing stronger. Today, our socialism with Chinese characteristics had entered a new era. The Chinese Government and people would continuously follow the new development concept featuring innovation, coordination, greenness, openness and shared benefits, fast-track fulfilling the Two Centenary Goals, and realize the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation. Ambassador Lei said, following the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, China was embracing the world with wider arms. Through building a community with a shared future for mankind and the Belt and Road Initiative, China had made contribution to the evolvement of global governance.

Dignitaries at the Reception


Ambassador Lei expressed that since the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Lesotho 25 years ago, the bilateral cooperation had maintained sound development and brought tangible benefits to both peoples. Looking ahead, China and Lesotho should continuously treat each other with brotherly sincerity, solidarity and mutual-assistance. China and Lesotho should further implement the outcomes of Beijing Summit of Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and consensus of both our leaders, strengthen cooperation in various fields, so as to make the China-Lesotho friendship a fine example of bilateral relations featuring mutual respect, win-win cooperation, common development and equality of all countries regardless of their size.

Hon. Lehana Delivering Remarks


Hon. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry Habofanoe Lehana extended, on behalf of the Lesotho Government warm greetings in regard of the 70th birthday of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Lesotho. Speaking highly of the bilateral relations between China and Lesotho, the Honorable indicated that the bilateral relations were at their best level ever. He said China was a faithful friend and devoted development partner of Lesotho. The government and people of Lesotho sincerely appreciated China's generous assistance and support over the years. Hon. Habofanoe Lehana said Lesotho highly appreciated the Road and Belt initiative as well as the FOCAC Beijing Summit and China's other initiatives on international cooperation, which played an Economic Chorus of China and the world for win-win cooperation. Africa would also benefit from the initiatives to accelerate fulfilling United Nations Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and African Union's Agenda 2063.

Dignitaries at the Photo Exhibition


Ambassador Lei showed the guests around the photo exhibition and invited the guests to enjoy an performance by the Guizhou art troupe of China. Both Ambassador Lei and Hon. Molapo addressed the performance.

Performance by Guizhou Art Troupe


A warm and amicable atmosphere permeated at the events. The guests extended their congratulations to China's achievements and best wishes to China-Lesotho friendship. The reception was reported by LTV, LENA as well as mainstream radios and newspapers. 

Performance by Guizhou Art Troupe


Performance by Guizhou Art Troupe


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