February 21, 2024

Chinese Embassy Celebrates Lunar New Year in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia – Chinese Ambassador YIN Chengwu reiterated China’s commitment to the Unity Party administration as the People’s Republic of China celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Speaking during the event on February 7, 2024 in Payneaville, Chinese Ambassador Chengwu stated that Liberia and China continue to be important regional allies.

The general development momentum of China-Liberia relations has been maintained, he continued, and practical cooperation has gradually advanced in recent years thanks to the combined efforts of both sides.

According to Ambassador Chengwu, the Chinese Embassy in Liberia is dedicated to aggressively fostering cordial and advantageous bilateral relations between the two nations.

Fostering interpersonal friendships and enhancing political mutual trust improve mutual support.

According to the People’s Republic of China’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Liberia, the two countries’ populations stand to gain from the ongoing development of their relations.

China’s most important event is the Lunar New Year. On the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar, this event marks the start of a new calendar year.

In addition to being a time to see family and feast, it has also historically been a time to commemorate deities and ancestors.

The 78th United Nations General Assembly formally declared the Lunar New Year to be a UN floating holiday in 2023 with a unanimous vote.

Vice President Jeremiah Kpan Koung, speaking on behalf of the Liberian government, praised the Chinese government and reiterated the government’s commitment to cooperating with it, pointing out that the two countries had a long history together.

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