THE Chinese government continued to add on to its generous donations to Papua New Guinea with 50 coaches, 35 mini buses and nine fire engines for Apec 2018.
Chinese ambassador Xue Bing said during handover in Port Moresby yesterday: “Our assistance is to seal the bond and true friendship China has with PNG, this small token should consider the success of the upcoming Apec meeting in November.”
“China and PNG enjoy a very good relation in terms of political trust among both leaders and their people. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill visited China in June and invited Chinese President Xi Jinping for the leaders’ meeting. Both sides are working together to prepare for the event and it will be a success.
“China’s aid purpose is to improve PNG’s local economic development, after Apec the vehicles will continue to benefit the people which is the reason for China to assist.
“We don’t want to have any personal interest, our relations is transparent, our cooperation is transparent and we will continue to improve that.”
Source: The National PNG