Asmara, 10 May 2013 – The PRC Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr. Niu Qing, said that relations between Eritrea and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) rests on solid foundation and is developing with good prospects. He made the statement during an interview he conducted with Eri-Tv in connection with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Niu Qing pointed out that Cino-Eritrean ties is built on common cultural and historical ground, and that the PRC is one of the first countries that officially recognized Eritrean independence, besides being one of the states that established diplomatic relations with it right at the outset.

Stating that the two countries fostered strong ties over the past 20 years, he noted that such ties provided firm ground for developing relations of partnership.

The Chinese Ambassador further expressed appreciation for the achievements Eritrea has registered in various domains over the past two decades, especially as regards infrastructure, education and health.

Moreover, Ambassador Niu Qing particularly pointed out that Eritrea’s achievement pertaining to food security on the basis of self-reliance is exemplary, thanks to its committed leadership and hardworking people. The Ambassador also conveyed best wishes on the part of the people and Government of the PRC to the people and Government of Eritre