|Chinese Ambassador's Remarks at Ceremony of Ronier Oilfield Project Completion in Chad|
1 March 2011
Today, I am very pleased to attend this Ceremony for the Completion of the Ground Work, Pipe Engineering Machinery and Valve Opening. First of all, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and cordial congratulations to the Chinese and Chadian engineers, technicians and workers who made outstanding contributions in the project and are the people who overcame the difficult and even extremely dangerous conditions and ensured the successful accomplishment of the project in such a short time. I would also like to extend my highest respect to His Excellency, the President, and Government of the
Ladies and gentlemen,
Today’s ceremony is one of the big events marking the in-depth development of China-Chad friendly partnership. Before and after the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, we have witnessed the launch of the Sunshine Industrial Park Project and groundbreaking for the new National Assembly Building project; and in one month’s time, we are going to witness the launch of the renovation project of the Freedom Hospital which will then resume its former name—“Chad-China Friendship Hospital”; and in three months, we will expect the completion of a cement plant and an oil refinery.
Why is China-Chad relations and, moreover, China-Africa relations developing so rapidly? Why have such fruitful achievements been made in such a short time? Though experts and scholars in international relations, businessmen and journalists have attempted to give answers respectively, few are capable of explaining the true reason. To me, the answer is actually very simple.
Politically, equality means mutual respect, listening to each other and not interfering in each other’s internal affairs. In line with this principle,
Economically, equality means seeking mutual benefit and win-win outcome constantly.
Ladies and gentlemen
Profound and complicated changes are taking place in the current world, while peace, development and cooperation are still the themes of our time. In such a new international situation, everyone of us can see more clearly how necessary and timely the national rejuvenation strategy put forward by His Excellency, the President, is. And just under such a new situation, it is more necessary for
Looking back to the past, we have shared joys and sorrows and made brilliant achievements, which we are deeply proud of; and looking forward to the future, we will give play to our respective advantages and potentials, starting from expanding and strengthening cooperation between our two countries in the energy field, we may do more and make further progress hand-in-hand. A high building stands because the concrete is strong. To build an edifice of the friendly cooperation between our two countries, equality is the only concrete that makes the relationship the most solid in achieving sustainable development of our cooperation. I believe that the
Long live China-Chad Friendship!