Monday, November 26, 2007

BVI Premier hosts 10 member delegation from the China Ministry of Commerce

Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Honourable Ralph T. O'Neal, hosted a 10 member delegation from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China headed by its Vice Minister Madam Ma Xiuhong. It was the familiarisation visit of Chinese delegation to the territory, and its members held meetings with Governor David Pearey, the Premier, Mr Robert Mathavious, Managing Director of the Financial Services Commission, the Director of the International Affairs Secretariat Mrs. Lorna Smith and members of the private sector.

The visit included a day trip of the delegation to Virgin Gorda and a lunch hosted by the Premier O'Neal. In his speech, the Premier said that it is important to build on the relationship between the two countries since the British Virgin Islands play an important role in the economy of China.

Before visiting the Territory, the delegation of China also made visits to the Cayman Islands and United States Virgin Islands.

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