|Remarks by Ambassador Yue Xiaoyong|
|at Reception Marking the 58th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China|
Remarks by Ambassador Yue Xiaoyong at Reception Marking the 58th Anniversary of the Founding of
the People's Republic of
Your Excellency Honorable Sheikh Mashal Al-Thani,
The Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you all for joining us today on the joyful occasion of the 58th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of
This reception is my first one after I arrived last June at beautiful
I would have a special word of thanks to HE Sheikh Mashael, not only for his efforts all these years in promoting our two countries' friendship in general, but also in particular for what he is doing momentarily now--busy receiving our Hainan Province delegation headed by vice-governor Mr. Zhou Wenzhang coming this week to study how Qatar is so effectively bringing up your social and cultural development. The exchanges will certainly benefit both sides.
Ladies and gentlemen, on this pleasant National Day celebration, we look back and ahead into the future with pride and confidence that our great nation has been and will continue to be obtaining new achievements in her opening up and modernization drive.
---- Tremendous advancements have been made in our country since the People's Republic of China was born 58 years ago, especially so over the past 29 years since we started reform and opening-up, during which China has enjoyed about 9% annual growth in a run and its economy expanded by 11 times.
---- By maintaining strong economic social development and staying actively engaged in international affairs, our friendship and cooperation with countries all over the world have kept expanding. As a responsible member of the international community,
---- As you know, in the coming mid-October we in
---- In August next year, we are going to hold the Beijing Olympic Games. I would assure you that we are going to have a wonderful and successful one. The Chinese people whole-heartedly look forward to it and are preparing to welcome peoples and countries across the world.
---- In 2010, we are going hold the Shanghai World Expo, which this country the State of Qatar has already decided, I am glad to announce today, to join the other about 170 countries or international organizations in participating. I am sure that
Obviously, our achievements are being obtained with efforts of 1.3 billion Chinese people, and indispensably with friendly cooperation between us and peoples all over the world. Those valuable and well cherished friendship and cooperation also come constantly from the great people and government of
The past year has also seen new growth in the Sino-Qatar relationship. We highly appreciate
As our national anthem sings,